art by: Jerome Lawrence shadow voices: finding hope in mental illness
Documentary Production : Production Trips

The Production Trips
Charlotte, NC - Mennonite Church Assembly In the middle of the Mennonite Church Assembly in Charlotte, NC, Steve Garboden and Ruth Detweiler where interviewed. Steve talked about the insurance industry while Ruth spoke of her personal experience with mental illness. [Read More]
Austin, Texas - NAMI The production team headed to Austin, Texas for the annual NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) convention. There they did interviews, and met with several people who had been interviewed in earlier production trips. [Read More]
Atlanta, GA - Carter Center The crew traveled to Atlanta, GA where they visited the Carter Center and interviewed former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. They finished the trip in Hilton Head, SC. interviewing former Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher. [Read More]
San Diego, CA The documentary crew traveled to San Diego, CA to interview Susan Gregg-Schroeder, an ordained minister in the United Methodist church. Out of the experience of living with her own mental illness, Susan has written several books and produced videos to help educate others, including congregations and church leaders, on the topic. [Read More]
Boston University The film crew, joined by Melodie Davis, visited Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and learn about what the Center is doing in the Mental Illness field. [Read More]
Iowa Trip On April 25 and 26 the documentary video crew interviewed staff and consumers at Hope Haven in Iowa. One interesting program was filmed was their Intensive Psychic Rehab (IPR) classes. On April 27, the crew finished out the Iowa trip at Magellan Health Services, an insurance company in Des Moines. [Read More]
Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowhip is a small congregation with a high percentage of people affected by mental illness. While they have no specific programs geared towards people with mental illness, this loving church body seems to have a natural system of caring and support. Two members Debbie Miller and Judy Herbold where interviewed. [Read More]
NAMI - Washington DC At NAMI headquarters in Washington DC, we interviewed three NAMI staff members that had been personally touched by mental illness one way or another. Joyce Burland, Ray Guevara, and Bob Corolla gave personal testimonies of what it meant to live with mental illness in our society. [Read More]
Florida Southern College - Risdon Slate At Florida Southern College, we interviewed Risdon Slate, professor of criminology. Risdon was diagnosed and successfully treated for bipolar disorder, and is actively involved in educating the criminal justice world to mental health issues. [Read More]
Harrisonburg - Patricia Bradley Patricia Bradley resides in Harrisonburg, Va, and has lived with schizophrenia all her life. Pat was kind enough to come down to our studio at Mennonite Media and offer insight into challenges that people with mental illness face in finding jobs, living in a community, and interacting with others. [Read More]
Penn Foundation For our first major filming trip connected to the new documentary on mental illness, the documentary film team visited Penn Foundation. For 50 years now, this faith based, non-profit corporation has provided mental health and drug and alcohol services to southeastern Pennsylvania. [Read More]