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Over the past three decades, the biggest public health threats to teenagers in the United States have come from binge drinking, drunken driving, teenage pregnancy, and smoking.
Today, these have been replaced by soaring rates of mental health disorders-especially anxiety. In a rare public advisory in early 2022, the U.S. surgeon general warned of a devastating mental health crisis among adolescents, creating a national emergency. Like pouring gasoline on an already out-of-control inferno, anxiety, and its impact were intensely exacerbated by the pandemic.
Academy Award-winning director Vanessa Roth and first-time co-director Laura Morton thoughtfully unfold the epidemic of anxiety and explore why we are such an anxious nation. 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.
Above all, the film offers hope. While there is no cure for anxiety, we can learn to manage it so it doesn't define us.
Adam Mitchell has previously worked in film and television production at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and the Nickelodeon Network. His first book, Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley), with legendary drummer Danny Seraphine, was published in October 2010. Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story (Thomas Dunne), written with Jimi’s younger brother, Leon Hendrix, followed in May 2012. The book has also been translated and released in Sweden, Finland, Italy, Poland, and Brazil. In May 2015, Book of Man: A Navy SEAL's Guide to the Lost Art of Manhood (SP Publishing) was released, written with Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden.
Adam's most recent release is The Homes of Hope Story (YWAM Publishing), written with founder Sean Lambert about establishing a global housing movement for families in need.
While working with author Laura Morton, Adam has also contributed to or been acknowledged in twenty-eight other books, including six New York Times Bestsellers. He has also had the opportunity to serve as Associate Producer on the documentary Anxious Nation, due to be released in 2023.
Adam is a graduate of Boston University and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.