The Road Back Dramatic Film on Teen Anxiety/Depression (Low-res)


Acadia Hospital, Project AWARE and Maine Teens present a powerful short film created to educate people about the anxiety and depression of young people. It is a low resolution version of the film suitable for pre-selection and limited home use: to request a DVD, with high-resolution film and many valuable special features, go to: For more information about Acadia Hospital: and Project AWARE :

The film follows the story of teenagers Allie and Christian, high-achieving students with great challenges from pressures at home and at school. We join them on a difficult journey while they search for answers and The Road Back. The film was written and directed by Faith Bishop, starring Natalie Johnson and Josh Devou. The story was created by: Faith Bishop, Kelsey Byther, Haley Comeau, Shannon Folsom and Marissa Grifasi. Music by Lucas Holmes.

Based on real life experiences of teenagers, the film explores the stigma associated with mental health problems among youth living with anxiety and depression. Young creators want the film to raise awareness and change attitudes about people living with mental illness. Ultimately, they would like to see people recognize the signs of anxiety and depression and seek help quickly, since research shows that the sooner an individual receives treatment, the better the long-term results will be.

Any questions or other inquiries can be made through the Acadia website at:.

Video credits to Northern Light Acadia Hospital YouTube channel





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    The Road Back Dramatic Film on Teen Anxiety/Depression (Low-res)

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    4. People need to take teens more seriously when they say they're going through stuff. Teens have real emotions and real issues.

    5. really good video actings a bit strange but as long as it sets a good example that's what ill look forward to

    6. My dad tells me these are the best years of my life but is trying to make me grow up by having adult responsibilities like getting a job and my license.

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    9. Despite media alarmism suicide is much greater problem among older adults. The data clearly tells us that people between the ages of 40 and 60 are twice as likely to commit suicide as teens and young adults. Also suicide in North America has overall dropped by 100% since the early 90s.

    10. this is the problem you think it gets better they put you on pills make you talk about your problems that only makes you feel worse it never gets better

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