Monday, April 29, 2013

The Road Back

The Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, in association with Project AWARE, produced this powerful, dramatic short film to raise awareness about teen anxiety and depression. The film follows the stories of Allie and Christian, high-achieving teenagers who are severely pressured at home and school. Maine high school students created the movie, and when you have gifted, young artists emoting about situations that adults often overlook, the effect is all the more searing.

Based on the true-life experiences of teenagers, The Road Back explores the stigmas attached to mental health issues. By sharing these thoughts and concerns, the film's creators hope adults and young people alike will be better equipped to recognize the signs of anxiety and depression and find help, because research shows that the sooner an individual receives support, the better the outcome. 

Watch the trailer here: