Glenn Close is UCLA’s Fourth #DepressionHero

August 1, 2017
About Glenn

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

Huffington Post 3/18/2010

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.