Out of the Shadow

The most widely used educational film in:

Schools of Nursing | Social Work | Public Health
Mental Health Centers – Training | Orientation


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October 2-8, 2016 is Mental Health Week – Have Susan Speak at your Event!

Ms. Smiley offers an authentic and moving perspective on the joys and hardships of loving someone who suffers from a serious, unrelenting mental illness. With a background in cognitive neuroscience, her matter-of-fact perspective, heartfelt reflections and understanding of the healthcare system make for compelling discussions.…

What’s it like as a child?

To have parents with serious mental health issues…The unspoken addendum to Out of the Shadow is about the survival of the children. How do kids cope with having unfit parents? How does experiencing maltreatment affect the adult child’s life? What are the effects of developmental trauma? Susan speaks to these issues firsthand, and from the neurodevelopmental perspective.…

Praise for Out of the Shadow

The most valuable training film I’ve ever used.

– Cindy Liu, Ph.D, Harvard Medical School

Out of the Shadow has grace and honesty.

– The New York Times

Out of the Shadow movingly captures a side of schizophrenia that few of us ever see.

– The Wall Street Journal