The campaign is called, Bring Change 2 Mind. The PSA above was directed by Ron Howard, which you may remember from Happy Days. He’s also the executive producer of one of my favorite tv shows Parenthood. What’s also cool about this PSA is that actress Glen Close appears with her sister Jessie, who has bipolar disorder. All of the other individuals highlighted are real people living with a mental illness. The purpose of this campaign is to show the world that those suffering from mental illness are everywhere, they’re our spouses, our children, our friends, they’re an important part of society and they shouldn’t feel like they should hide their illness. In fact, hiding their illness just gives it more power, bringing them more pain. It’s time we change our view of mental illness, it’s a disease like all others, it’s time to let go of the stigma and bring change to mind.
Please visit this website, I was touched by many of the real life stories that are presented there. I found the interview with Glen Close and her sister to be very touching, as well as, the many other stories there. As for the PSA, I thought it was beautifully done, this is definitely worth checking out!
In an effort to do my part in helping to end the stigma of mental illness, I wanted to post the Fact or Fiction list found on the website under: