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.…
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
– 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.