“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.
Yet if they turn from their sin and do what is lawful and right — if the wicked restore the pledge, give it back what they have taken by robbery, and walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity — they shall surely live, they shall not die. — Ezekiel 33:14-15 (NRSV) • Context: Ezekiel 33:10-20
When I gather the house of Israel from the peoples…then they shall settle on their own soil that I gave to my servant Jacob. They shall live in safety in it, and shall build houses and plant vineyards. They shall live in safety… — Ezekiel 28:25b,d; 26a-b (NRSV) • Context: Ezekiel 28:25-26
If a man is righteous and does what is lawful and right… if he does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge such a one is righteous, he shall surely live. — Ezekiel 18:5, 7a, 9b-c (NRSV) • Context: Ezekiel 18:1-32
Because, in truth, because they have misled my people, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace… Therefore thus says the Lord God: In my wrath I will make a stormy wind break out. — Ezekiel 13:10a, 13a (NRSV) • Context: Ezekiel 13:1-23
While they were killing, and I was left alone, I fell prostrate on my face and cried out, “Ah, Lord God! Will you destroy all who remain of Israel as you pour out your wrath upon Jerusalem?” — Ezekiel 9:8 (NRSV) • Context: Ezekiel 9:1-11