“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.
Please, O Lord, we pray, do not let us perish on account of this man’s life. Do not make us guilty of innocent blood, for you O Lord, have done as it pleased you. — Jonah 1:14 (NRSV) • Context: Jonah 1:1-2:10
May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter, this last instance of your loyalty is better than the first, you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich. — Ruth 3:10b (NRSV) • Context: Ruth 3:1-18
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing. — Malachi 3:10 (NRSV) • Context: Malachi 3: 6-12
He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the war horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall command peace to the nation… — Zechariah 9:10a (NRSV) • Context: Zechariah 9:9-13