THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is a weekly, international affairs television series, which is produced in Washington, New York City, and in countries around the world. The series is broadcast nationally on public television and PBS stations. The series is also distributed internationally by Voice of America Television. Whether here in the United States or abroad, DENNIS WHOLEY sets out to explore the cultural, social and political lives of people around the world.
In the first part of this two-part program, Dennis Wholey speaks with a gathering of four psychologists to examine the complex issue of stress in the United States. The conversation explores the ways in which life in America today has unique hidden costs which can be seen in record levels of stress and anxiety among Americans. Questions focus on the causes of stress and anxiety for many Americans and what sustained and unchecked stress means for American citizens and American culture. Guests include Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble of The AAKOMA Project (African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully- Healthy Adolescents); Dr. Vaile Wright of The American Psychological Association (APA); clinical psychologist Dr. David Kupfer and Dr. Jonathan Dalton of the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change.