Ms. Smiley offers an authentic and moving perspective on the hardships and confusion of loving someone who suffers from a serious mental illness. With a background in cognitive neuroscience and trauma studies her matter-of-fact perspective and understanding of the healthcare system make for compelling discussions.…
To have parents with serious mental health issues…The unspoken addendum to Out of the Shadow is about the survival of the children and the effects of childhood trauma. How do kids cope with having unfit parents? What is developmental trauma? How neurofeedback can resolve early trauma allowing for a healthy adulthood. Susan speaks firsthand from the neuro-developmental perspective.…
Praise for Out of the Shadow
– Cindy Liu, Ph.D, Harvard Medical School
The most valuable training film I’ve ever used.
– The New York Times
Out of the Shadow has grace and honesty.
– The Wall Street Journal
Out of the Shadow movingly captures a side of schizophrenia that few of us ever see.