Susan has written numerous articles on topics related to serious mental illnesses for a variety of Canadian publications including The Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Province, and the online journal The Tyee.
She continues to participate in public speaking at events large and small about the experiences of families dealing with serious mental illnesses.
She is currently vice-chair of the Family Advisory Committee (FAC) of Vancouver Coastal Mental Health Services (VCMHS). Since 2005, she has been involved in organizing an annual Family Conference co-sponsored by the FAC, VCMHS, the BCSS, and the Mood Disorder Association of BC.
A Past-President of the Vancouver/Richmond Branch of the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS), she received, in 2005, an award from the BCSS in recognition of her "outstanding service and dedication to alleviate the suffering caused by schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses"
She created and produced, in partnership with the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, the BCSS, and Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) in Vancouver, the This Is a Spoon one-act play writing contest for scripts dealing with schizophrenia. This national contest culminated in June, 2003, in two evenings of sold-out performances of professionally staged readings at PTC of the winning script.
Susan received a BA from Swarthmore College and an MA from UCLA. She has taught drama and English at Windermere Secondary School in Vancouver for almost twenty years.
Susan can be contacted through the publisher for interviews and personal appearances.
This member has not published any books.