Kathy Ireland and Laura Morton on Anxious Nation

Our kids aren’t alright, the documentary “Anxious Nation” examines mental health for adolescents. Kathy Ireland and Laura Morton stop by to talk about the film Beyond the Mic.

Welcome Kathy & Laura:

We’re joined on the Starline by two amazing women. One author, producer, speaker and entrepreneur. The other human rights advocate, Sunday school teacher, one of the most successful self-made women and super model. They have come together for a documentary on youth mental health in America titled “Anxious Nation”. We welcome Kathy Ireland and Laura Morton.

Friends, let’s go Beyond the Mic. “Imagine a high school with 1,000 students. Now imagine about 450 of them saying they are persistently sad or hopeless, 200 saying they’ve seriously considered suicide, and nearly 100 saying they’ve tried to end their own life over the past year” said the US Surgeon General. Why was putting together a documentary on mental health so important for you both?

Covid pandemic almost shut down the production until an incredible idea. You sent cameras to your participants, so they could document their own lives. Wasn’t that a risky proposition Laura?

One of our listeners in Portland, Bill submitted a question. “When was the last time you both faced anxiety yourself? How with the support of loved ones help you overcome it?

The Wrap:

The film is “Anxious Nation” Where can people watch the film and get more information?

Kathy Ireland, Laura Morton thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations about documentaries here.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with directors here.

Watch the trailer to “Anxious Nation”:

Check out the “Anxious Nation” website here.

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

“Anxious Nation is a great way to understand young people — and learn how to be helpful. Highly recommend for anyone who has young people in their lives.”
Inside Mental Health

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