October 26 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thanks to a generous donation from the Poultney Rotary Club, we are excited to host a showing of the award-winning film Anxious Nation.
Anxious Nation explores and captures the many faces and facets of anxiety. This feature-length documentary looks deeply into the anxiety and the mental health crisis in America, especially its impact on young people (ages 10-26) and families. The film looks at the various ways anxiety shows up, the nurture/nature debate, situations in homes and society that are significantly adding to the problem, the mental health crisis on college campuses, and the impact of anxiety in lower socioeconomic communities, especially the Brown and Black communities. We discuss stigma, loneliness, isolation, disconnection, the alarming rise in suicide, the dangers of social media, incorrect diagnoses, and the horrific mental health ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The documentary (101 minutes) is offered in a joint effort with the Vermont State University Castleton Wellness Center and Rotary. The Poultney Rotary and Rotary District 7870 have underwritten the five-year movie and public performance rights obtained by the University.