I was aware that Glenn Close has a sister, and a nephew with mental illness and that Glenn is active in helping to erase the stigma of mental illness. What I did not know is that she is the founder of Bring Change 2 Mind which is a national anti-stigma campaign. (I’m sure many of you are thinking “Duh!” right now.) Upon reading about the “Real Faces of Mental Illness” campaign that is currently going on among fellow bloggers, a friend of mine steered me in the direction of this wonderful public service announcement:
Click to find out more about the “Real Faces of Mental Illness” campaign, and maybe you will join us. Here is a link to the Facebook Page.
7 comments on Bring Change 2 Mind
that was excellent! We all feel pain, we all feel love, we all need each other!
I agree it was excellent. Apparently they ran those ads a few years back, but I don’t remember them. I think it’s time to bring them back..
It’s nice to see that they are trying to change the stigma around mental illness but there is such a long way to go. It’s much easier for those who are in powerful positions, famous actors, politicians etc to speak out openly, but for those who work much lower down the chain, it’s a lot harder and the support is much weaker.
We do have a long way to go, but we have come very far. I’m completely out of the mental illness closet. Anyone who knows me pretty much knows I’m bipolar. I think it’s easier to be open living in Los Angeles compared to most other parts or the country or the world.
What you have replied is so true Bradley. There are some places in this world where they would perceive you as absolutely crazy and you could end up being an outcast instead of being helped. I wasn’t even thinking on that level.
I liked that Piers Morgan gave this some coverage as well.
Really? I didn’t know that. I guess I’ve been living in a cave since I missed all of this.