Director: Laura Morton, Vanessa Roth Run Time: 100 min. Release Year: 2022
NAMI Vermont – the Vermont state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – is organizing a free documentary screening of Anxious Nation across the state. This opportunity is made possible thanks to a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation. A facilitated Q&A or panel will follow the screening, along with mental health and suicide prevention resources.
The film sets out to lift the shroud of shame around mental health while giving emotional insights into how anxiety shows up in our children’s lives, impacts families, and what parents’ contributing role may be in the journey. The filmmakers offer deep insights into how we got here and what we can do to harness anxious energy for good.
Anxious Nation explores the epidemic of anxiety and why we are such an anxious nation. The film lifts the shroud of shame around mental health, while giving emotional insights into how anxiety shows up in our children’s lives, impacts families and what parents’ contributing role may be in the journey. While there is no cure for anxiety, we can learn to manage it, so it doesn’t define us.