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Over the past three decades, the biggest public health threats to teenagers in the U.S. came from binge drinking, drunken driving, teenage pregnancy, and smoking. Today, they have been replaced by soaring rates of mental health disorders—especially anxiety. Anxious Nation takes a deep look into the crisis of anxiety and mental health in America, especially its impact on kids (ages 10-26) and families. The film zeros in on the nurture/nature debate, what’s happening in homes and society that’s adding to the problem, the crisis on college campuses, and the impact in lower socioeconomic communities, especially brown and black communities. Resolving anxiety is not a one-size-fits-all answer, but co-directors Roth and Morton leave you with an understanding that you’re not alone in the struggle. Offering deep insights on how we got here and what we can do to harness anxious energy for good, Anxious Nation offers hope. While there’s no cure for anxiety, we can learn to manage it so it doesn’t define us. Directors Vanessa Roth & Laura Morton (US 2022) 100 min
Dr. Tracy Foose, MD, Anxiety Specialist; Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Jen Kenny-Baum, LCSW, PPSC; TUHSD Wellness Coordinator and Internship Supervisor
Laura Morton, co-director, Anxious Nation
Vanessa Roth, co-director, Anxious Nation
High School Student to be announced
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 • 6:30
$12.50 General | $9. Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7 CFI Members
A portion of the proceeds for this program goes to support Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Wellness Centers.
CAFILM Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for Bay Area students, serving more than 15,000 young people per year as well as hundreds of educators, adults, and families. Featuring a rich program of screenings, events, seminars, and hands-on workshops, CAFILM Education introduces students to the power of film, promotes global awareness, fosters media literacy, develops critical thinking skills and lays the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of cinema.
TUHSD Wellness Centers offer specialized support for teens at their high schools including health, mental health, substance use/abuse and sexual health services and education. TUHSD Wellness offers both direct services (1:1 + group services) as well as school wide prevention and educational programs for students. TUHSD Wellness partners with a wide array of local community organizations to provide expertise and support to our teens. Learn more at the TUHSD Wellness website
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