Anti-Stigma Campaign Gains Momentum With Help From Glenn Closeby Susan Moreno on Nov. 20, 2009, under bi-polar, brain disorders, depression, General Mental Health, Health, mental illness, recovery, schizophrenia, stigma
Another person has joined the campaign to end discrimination against people with mental illness. Glenn Close, whose sister has bi-polar, is speaking out about removing stigma and creating hope for people living with these illnesses.
Close has appeared on numerous television talk shows with her sister, Jessie, who lives in Montana. Jessie’s son is also living with schizophrenia and they credit NAMI with giving them the strength to speak out.
They star in a new public service announcement that is airing on several major market television stations. Ron Howard, who made the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, directed the PSA “film shoot” in New York’s Grand Central Station. The campaign has received broad support from the mental health community.
Earlier this year, Close helped lead Maine’s NAMI Walks near her home. The campaign Web site, www.bringChange2Mind.com has had over 80,000 visitors to date and its Facebook community has over 3,000 friends.
see the video here: “http://blip.tv/play/hMYXgafJfwI“