Selective Mutism – Behind the Scenes

I met Eve, a filmmaker from Chicago, by chance in the office of someone else I happened to be meeting with. We connected as women working in the film industry and that’s when she told me about the documentary she was working on about Selective Mutism. She has become a mentor of sorts while I have been shooting behind the scenes of her interviews for the documentary.

According to Dr. Elisa Shipon Blum,

Selective Mutism is one of the most misdiagnosed, mismanaged and mistreated anxiety disorders of childhood.

Selective Mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder that leaves a child unable to speak in certain situations which can deeply affect multiple aspects of their life. As someone who myself struggles with social anxiety, listening to the stories of those battling and living with it as well as those who are striving to make a difference for children with SM are inspiring.

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