Friday, April 2, 2010
Thank You Glenn Close
The text in this ad reads:
"Glenn Close's sister Jessie and Jessie's son Calen have a disease. And even though their story is their own, it's far from usual. The fact is, one in six adults has a mental illness. The harder reality is that the ignorance that fuels the stigma associated with mental illness can often be the most painful part of managing the disease.
Glenn and her family chose to be national voices for the first campaign dedicated to fighting the stigma that accompanies mental illness. Because having a disease is difficult enough. Being blamed, or ostracized for having it, well that's just crazy."
The organization that is sponsoring the ad is Bring Change 2 Mind.
As someone who suffers from mental illness (bi-polar type II & social anxiety disorder) I have tried to share my story as much as possible, with the goal of removing the stigma from mental illness, if only from my little corner of the world. This national campaign is a great new start in the right direction.