Friday, October 23, 2009

Mental Illness: The Stigma of Silence

By Glenn Close
The Huffington Post
October 23, 2009

"From Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction to Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire to Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Sunset Boulevard, I've had the challenge -- and the privilege -- of playing characters who have deep psychological wounds."...  "I also have the challenge of confronting the far less entertaining reality of mental illness in my own family."... "Even as the medicine and therapy for mental health disorders have made remarkable progress, the ancient social stigma of psychological illness remains largely intact."

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