“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.
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. — Galatians 5:22-23 (NRSV) • Context: Galatians 5:13-26
See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all…. May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely, and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. — I Thessalonians 5:15, 23 (NRSV) • Context: I Thessalonians 5:12-24
Now concerning love of the brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anyone write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another… — I Thessalonians 4:9 (NRSV) • Context: I Thessalonians 4:1-12
They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds, then he and his entire family were baptized without delay. — Acts 16:32-33 (NRSV) • Context: Acts 16:11-40