Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness

Aired 2005-06 and 2011-12. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by Third Way Media This program offered 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 told their stories, plus experts and advocates in the field added perspectives and insights. Interviewees included 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.