I had no idea Glenn Close, the actress whom I've admired ever since seeing her in The World According to Garp was a mental health advocate. Therese Brochard, of Beyond Blue, brought my attention to this:

"Mental illness is just part of the human condition," Glenn Close said today on "Good Morning America." Halleluia! A Hollywood response to all the scientology. Today Close spoke out for the first time on television about the legacy of mental illness in her own family: Her sister, Jessie, suffers from bipolar disorder, and Jessie's son has schizo-affective disorder.  

It is a brave thing both of them did, speaking openly about the challenges of bipolar disorder in the middle of the Grand Central Concourse. It was especially courageous for Jessie!

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