Anxious Nation Comes to Vermont: Free Film Screenings Statewide

NAMI Vermont, with other state community organizations, is bringing the documentary Anxious Nation to communities statewide beginning September 21. These screenings are free to the public thanks to a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation.

The events will feature a documentary screening, facilitated Q&A or panel discussions, and access to free mental health and suicide prevention resources. Screenings are made possible with the support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the United Way Mental Health Initiative, the Center for Health and Learning, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Elevate Youth Services, the Central Vermont Prevention Coalition, and the Montpelier Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program.

Screening Locations and Times

South Burlington Public Library AuditoriumThursday, September 215–7 p.m.180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403Includes facilitated Q&A
St. Johnsbury Academy – Fuller Hall
***Host Sponsor
Thursday, September 286–8:30 p.m.1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819Includes panel discussion
The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center – Film House
***Host Sponsor
Thursday, October 56–8:30 p.m.60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401Includes panel discussion
Brooks Memorial Library Community Meeting RoomWednesday, October 116–8 p.m.224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301Includes facilitated Q&A
Savoy TheaterWednesday, October 186–8 p.m.26 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602Includes facilitated Q&A

About the Film

anxious nation movie poster featuring silhouette of seated adolescent hunched over

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. The filmmakers offer deep insights into how we got here and what we can do to harness anxious energy for good.

“You will not need to go further than this documentary to understand the wave of anxiety that has hit our nation.”

— Psychology Today

“We can’t look away.”