And speaking of celebrity mental health advocates, a big congratulations to Glenn Close for her 2010 Emmy nomination!
Close, who with the help of her sister, the CABF (Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation), Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization), launched Bring Change 2 Mind, a not-for-profit national anti-stigma campaign after volunteering at the Fountain House to learn more about mental illness.
Close was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series category for her role as Patty Hewes in the original FX (but now DirecTV) drama Damages. The Emmy ultimately went to Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer, but we still love Close just the same.
Read more about what Glenn Close had to say about her personal experiences with mental illness that helped lead to her decision to become active in mental health advocacy, as well as all about her recent genome mapping.
And, of course, be sure to check out the Bring Change 2 Mind PSA, which was helped along by Ron Howard’s direction and John Mayer’s musical accompaniment.
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