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Glenn Close, Pamela Harrington, and Bernice Pescosolido

Gena Asher leads a discussion about Bring Change 2 Mind, an organization that works to end stigmatization of mental illness.

Glenn Close, Pamela Harrington, and Bernice Pescosolido

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Glenn Close, Pamela Harrington, and Bernice Pescosolido

One in four of us is touched in some way by mental illness. And the first step towards being able to support the person [with mental illness] is to be able to articulate and talk about it.
— Glenn Close

Glenn Close is a stage, film, and television actress who has received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her performances in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, Albert Nobbs, and other films. She co-founded Bring Change 2 Mind, an organization that aims to remove misconceptions about mental illness, a condition that both her sister and nephew live with. She recently spoke about the organization at IU Bloomington as part of the 2013 Themester.

Bernice Pescosolido is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research who studies social issues in health, illness, and healing. Pamela Harrington is executive director of Bring Change 2 Mind.

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