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.
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Video credits to Northern Light Acadia Hospital YouTube channel