Sep 1, 2020
Laura Morton has been in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years as a writer, producer, and entrepreneur. She has written over 40 books, 19 of which have become New York Times bestsellers, including The Truth Is…: My Life in Love and Music, an autobiography she co-authored with Melissa Etheridge. Today, Laura is on a mission to bring anxiety out of the darkness and help normalize it: a mission she carries through writing and producing Anxious Nation, a forthcoming feature documentary film on anxiety and its impact on families.
Today, Laura and I explore the anxiety crisis that many families, teenagers, and children experience. We consider the spike of anxiety among young people today and the role of parents in managing it. We discuss social isolation, how it impacts our mental health, and how human connection can be a rich source of happiness. We also discuss Laura’s film, Anxious Nation and the ideas that inspired her to write and produce it as well as the need to destroy the stigma enveloping mental illness.
“Social media is a symptom of anxiety; the cause is a generation of parents who never learned how to deal with their own anxiety.” - Laura Morton
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