anxious nation

Anxious Nation

Directed by Laura Morton & Vanessa Roth
U.S. | 2022 | Documentary
100 minutes | English

Over the past three decades, the biggest public-health threats to teenagers in the United States came 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 Today, these have been replaced by soaring rates of mental-health disorders, especially anxiety.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.