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Fighting Their Fears: Child and Youth Anxiety

Fighting Their Fears: Child and Youth Anxiety

| 56 min
Fighting Their Fears: Child and Youth Anxiety
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Anxiety motivates us to get things done, but for some people, anxiety is not a driver. For many children, anxiety disrupts everyday life, interfering with their ability to make friends or go to school.

Through interviews with experts and three young people, this compelling documentary outlines the causes, symptoms and treatments for anxiety disorders and emphasizes the importance of early identification and intervention. In all of these stories there is hope.

This powerful 3-part series on child and youth mental health sheds light on the current situation and offers practical tools to understanding the problems and finding solutions. It captures real family stories, spotlighting the challenges and breakthroughs.

The two other titles in the series are Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression and A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis.

  • producer
    Sharon Bartlett
    Maria LeRose
  • director
    Melanie Wood
  • writer
    Melanie Wood
    Helen Slinger
  • narrator
    Maria LeRose
  • researcher
    Shannon Lowry
  • camera
    Max Lindenthaler
    George Colmer
    Lez Morrison
    John Dowell
  • sound
    Stewart Lake
    Lez Morrison
    George Colmer
  • editor
    Tim Wanlin
  • online editor
    Brice Dowd
  • original music
    Lesley Sutherland
  • graphics
    Tim Johnson
  • audio post
    Marc Benoit
  • unit manager
    Laura Grieco
  • program manager
    Michele Paris
  • director of programming
    Sarah MacDonald



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