Through candid interviews, the power of film is used to tell the stories of teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available.
Cora Collette Breuner
MD, MPH, FAA
9-year old student
Dr. Laura Kastner
Child Psychologist, Author
Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care… but is that really happening? The film features in-depth interviews with teenagers reflecting on their own social media use, as well as experts including Max Stossel, Head of Education and Content at the Center of Humane Technology, Leah Pearlman, co-creator of the Facebook “Like” button and Dr Jerry Bubrick, Senior Psychologist at Child Mind Institute.
Dr. Joe Dilley
Child Psychologist & Author
Director, Council for Youth Development, Bartholomew County
Safe School Institute Manager, Crime Stoppers of Houston
Woven this is the very personal, first-hand account of a family’s tragic loss that inspired new legislation to turn the tide against this very real epidemic, the latest scientific and medical research, and strategies to help turn back the tide. With the enforced isolation, anxiety and increased screen time that has descended with the pandemic, we are living through a perfect storm for intense cyber-bullying, making this film even more vital viewing than before.
“As a parent, it really made me reflect on my own behavior. In my job, I worry that maybe what I feel is assertiveness and confidence might be more akin to bullying. This was a wakeup call to look in the mirror.”
“This movie helped show me that I’m not alone. It made me feel more comfortable to speak up.”
From a writer’s assistant at a top TV show to a Tech CEO and 911 dispatcher, the film explores how we can shift our culture and rebuild “It’s important to be uncomfortable at times in order to do this work well,” said Director Sarah Moshman. “Collectively, these are the stories that are so unbelievably important to tell in order for change to happen and I am so grateful for all of these people being willing to share their pain and triumphs with us, and inspired by their bravery and courage. There is a hunger for this content and this discussion world-wide and I believe that there can be no shortage of dialogue surrounding this”.
Dr John Eichman
Academy Award Winning Director of "Brave"
Faye Gilbert, Ph.D.
Dean, Maine Business School, University of Maine