Glenn Close is an actress, producer and mental health activist.
Why She’s A #DepressionHero
We recognize her for her personal commitment to change the public’s attitudes about mental illness. Seven years ago she founded Bring Change to Mind, a nonprofit organization which has as its mission ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. The organization has reached more than a billion people. We share Glenn’s vision of having the world talk about mental illness just the way we talk about any other chronic disease.
“It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once taboo, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.”
– Glenn Close
Learn More About Glenn Close’s Experience
You are invited to join us on Facebook August 8, 2017 at 4:00pm PDT for a live conversation and Q&A with #DepressionHero Glenn Close and UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) Leadership Council member, Robina Riccitiello. To read more about Glenn Close you may wish to view her Twitter page.
About the #DepressionHero Campaign
UCLA is engaging in a number of activities in commemoration of World Health Day. One of these activities is a social media campaign to publicly recognize a number of individuals who our campus has identified as a #DepressionHero. We view these individuals as having been instrumental in increasing and/or changing the public or local community conversation about depression. Learn more.