Spring Harbor Co-Sponsors The Road Back: A Short Film for Teens About Depression and Anxiety
Spring Harbor Hospital was proud to partner on the production of a dramatic Maine-made short film, The Road Back, that offers hope to young people dealing with anxiety and depression. In addition to community showings of the film, a DVD of the film is being made available to every interested middle and high school in Maine free of charge.
As a major provider of inpatient psychiatric services for youth, Spring Harbor Hospital is pleased to offer this powerful youth-created film in conjunction with Project AWARE and Acadia Hospital. Based on true-life experiences, the primary goal of the film is to address the stigma attached to mental illnesses like anxiety and depression, particularly among youth.
“Our hope is that through distribution of the film, individuals and families will become more aware of the signs of anxiety and depression and seek help quickly,” said Dennis King, Spring Harbor’s CEO. “We know the sooner an individual receives treatment, the better the outcomes are.”
The Road Back follows two high-achieving teens, Allie and Christian, who are facing pressures at both home and school. The film was developed and created by the following Maine students: Faith Bishop, Natalie Johnson, Josh Devou, Kelsey Byther, Haley Comeau, Shannon Folsom, and Marissa Grifasi. The musical score was written and recorded by Lucas Holmes.
The Road Back is made possible with funding from Davis Family Foundation, Bingham Program, Bangor Savings Bank, Spring Harbor Hospital, and Acadia Hospital.
For more information about obtaining a copy of The Road Back, contact the Spring Harbor Development Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-2742.
View a trailer for The Road Back