Delaney Ruston is and award winning documentary filmmaker who founded her independent production company, MyDoc Productions in 2004. A Stanford trained physician working with the underserved, Delaney has focused on medical themes that often address marginalized groups (If She Knew-withholding bad news, Crossroads- the intersection of pain and addiction). Her post graduate training in ethics and communication reflect her dedication to bringing passion and rigor to her work.
With her multi-award winning PBS documentary, Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, Delaney began her ongoing commitment to inspire dialogue and change in the mental health world. Unlisted has been part of an ongoing national awareness campaign that included community screenings with America's two largest advocacy groups (NAMI and MHA) and a past TV, press and radio tour.
Crisis in Control takes a personal spin on a powerful tool, psychiatric advance directives. The film has played a pivotal part in a unique national campaign to raise awareness about this critical new tool.
Delaney is preparing to launch her groundbreaking feature documentary, HIDDEN PICTURES; the underexposed world of global mental health. Six years in making, the film follows Delaney as she searches to understand the experience of individuals and families living in India, China, South Africa, France, and the US. The film will be a part of the upcoming campaign, TAKE 5 NOW, take 5 minutes to know more about global mental health.
Currently Ruston is living in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Fellowship recipient, making documentaries about community mental health workers.
Delaney Ruston, M.D.
“Unlisted is an important and much needed exploration of the impossible burdens placed on daughters to be caregivers. And Delaney Ruston takes on the hardest question: What does a daughter do when called upon to parent a parent who never parented her?”
Susan Faludi, Pulitzer Prize
winning journalist and author of
Terror Dream and Backlash