Shadow Voices offers an inside look at what it is like to live with a mental illness and how individuals and their families find their way through medical, governmental, societal and spiritual issues. Ten persons from across the U.S. and many sectors of the population with mental illness tell their stories, plus experts and advocates in the field add perspectives and insights. Interviewees include former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, along with Dr. William Anthony of Boston University, Dr. Joyce Burland, director of educational programs for NAMI, and Thomas Bornemann, director of the mental health center at the Carter Center.
The show is 58 minutes. Closed captioned. Includes discussion guide. English and Spanish subtitles are available on this DVD. Click here to purchase from MennoMedia.
This DVD includes 94-minutes of bonus materials. The topics include more personal stories, more historical background, help for churches in relating to mental illness, dealing with mental illness as a married couple, support of family members, stress and self-care.
Photos are from the production shoot with Susan Gregg-Schroeder courtesy of MennoMedia. Click on the image to see larger image.