Family Voices on Mental Illness

“Families are the shadow mental health system in America, unheralded and unsung …” –Dr. Joyce Burland

12 radio spots celebrating … the heroic valor of families and friends supporting those with mental illness amid an appalling amount of societal ignorance and stigma and a difficult-to-navigate mental health system.

Produced by Mennonite Media, the spots are released to radio stations for use as public service announcements, which are aired at no charge. All the spots are stories of real people, interviewed for the documentary Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness.

If you are a broadcaster please feel free to request a CD or download from this site for use on your station, and we’d love to hear from youif use them.


Cutting and burning

Just listen


No joke

Walk with wife

Caregiver needs

No covered dish


Rosalynn Carter

Can’t fix her

Danger to myself

Garbage Can

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