Los Angeles, California, USA – Golden Films has addressed the current mental health crisis among youth by producing WE RISE and associated social media. The feature length film is filled with coping stories from over 40 young people around the world telling how they are dealing with their own Depression, Stress and Anxiety.
Diane Eskenazi, President of Golden Films wanted to help young people facing a mental health crisis. From living with Covid and other pandemics, climate change, mass shootings, and global tensions, young people are dealing with unprecedented amounts of Depression, Stress and Anxiety.
The statistics are staggering. CDC reports: that in 2021, more than 44% of high school and college students reported they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year. Some 70% of teens across all genders, races and family-income levels say that anxiety and depression are significant problems among their peers, according to the Pew Research Center.
According to the CDC in 2019 (before the pandemic): “For adolescents, depression, substance use and suicide are important concerns. Among adolescents aged 12-17 years in 2018-2019 reporting on the past year: 15.1% had a major depressive episode and 36.7% had persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.”
WE RISE features youth from around the world sharing honest and unique tips to help other young people including exercises, breathing techniques, being thankful, unplugging, journaling, prayer, yoga, having hope, getting professional help and reaching out to community, family and friends. The film tells stress-battered youth it’s ok not to be ok.
WE RISE is being distributed on Roku, Apple TV, Google Play, Amazon Fire TV, Genius’ Kartoon Channel, Comcast XFinity amongst other channels.
About Golden Films and Founder Diane Eskenazi
Golden Films is renowned for being an award-winning film production company with its’ most recent series ONE WORLD having won over 20 international awards. Golden Films has produced over 90 films for Sony, Hallmark, Columbia TriStar amongst others.
Golden Films’ Founder and President Diane Eskenazi is also the founder and Director of Peace Builders, a non-profit that has shipped over $100,000,000 in medical and other aid to children in need around the world.
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