102 min.

Lakes Region Mental Health Center is excited to bring a free screening of the film Anxious Nation to Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. Anxious Nation explores and captures the many faces and facets of anxiety. This feature-length documentary takes a deep look into the crisis of anxiety and mental health in America, especially its impact on youth (ages 10-26) and families.

Between the 4:00 and 6:00 PM screenings, a panel of mental health experts will be able to answer questions. Panel members include Susan Stearns, Executive Director of NAMI New Hampshire, Mark Wagner, MD, Hope Dixon, LCMHC, ATR, Jessica Kangas, LCMHC, and Kimberly Goldberg, LCMHC and Director of LRMHC Acute Services.

LRMHC is a private, non-profit organization designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties in New Hampshire. Founded in 1966, LRMHC provides comprehensive, integrated mental health treatment for people living with – and recovering from – mental illness and/or emotional distress. To learn more, please visit

PLEASE NOTE: A $1.75 service fee applies when reserving seats online but the fee does include a free small popcorn at the screening. No fees for walk-ins.

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.
"The sensation of panic or dread is not easy to describe, and the young subjects comport themselves exceptionally well.” — Natalia Winkelman, The New York Times
"Anxious Nation is a great way to understand young people -- and learn how to be helpful. Highly recommend.” — Gabe Howard, Host of Inside Mental Health
"This is a must for parents, teens, teachers, therapists, and pretty much all health care professionals.” --Sheli Sonstein, Q104 Radio NYC

Director: Vanessa Roth Laura Morton
ProducerLaura Morton, Steve Purcell
Writer(s)Vanessa Roth, Laura Morton
CastDr Shefali, Tim Storey, Dr Dan Siegel, Nora Vasconcellos
Awards: Nominee, Young Cineastes Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival


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