Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Glenn Close Speaks Up About Mental Illness


Video above: Interview with Glenn Close and her sister who has Bipolar Disorder


“Mental illness and I are no strangers.”  — Glenn Close

Over Christmas I came across this inspirational article written by Glenn Close. In the article, she shares her personal experience with mental illness in her own family and discusses the stigma of mental illness and the cost to keeping silent. She also shares some interesting insight on how Hollywood portrays mental illness in the movies and how these images continue the stigma that exists. In the end, she leaves us with the question about mental illness, “...will we face it with open honesty or silence?” I know this is a question that only you can answer, but it’s worth the consideration.

Read the entire article here:
Mental Illness: The Stigma of Silence
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glenn-close/mental-illness-the-stigma_b_328591.html

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References:
HuffPost
By Glenn Close
Mental Illness: The Stigma of Silence
Published: Oct. 21, 2009
Consulted: Dec. 27, 2011

Video:
Posted on YouTube by on Oct 21, 2009

2 comments:

  1. i find your blog so interesting. my husband has been diagnoised bipolar and although it's very different, your blog has helped me.

    i've been blogging for years but i just decided to start a new annonymous blog for my own therapy but hoping to spread stregth to others too. i'd love to be added to your blog list. i'll add you for sure!

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