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Actress Glenn Close’s Anti-Stigma Campaign Joins NAMIWalks
Raising Funds for Hope and Recovery from Mental Illness
April 1, 2010
The partnership—in which BringChange2Mind teams will participate in selected NAMIWalks—will
Last fall, BringChange2Mind launched an extensive mass media campaign of public service announcements. On April 17 in
"BringChange2Mind provides a new source of energy for the grassroots community focus of NAMIWalks," said NAMI Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick. "They are fun events which involve individuals with mental illnesses, their families, friends and a broad range of supporters."
"NAMIWalks are about hope and recovery. Glenn Close and her campaign are making a terrific contribution to our movement."
"NAMIWalks are a new grassroots dimension for the campaign," said Close. "It is a natural fit. Last year, I was proud to participate in NAMI Maine’s walk. I know about NAMI’s work in local
Funds raised by the BringChange2Mind teams will be shared equally between the organizations.
Many NAMIWalks are held around Mental Health Month in May. Others occur in October around Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Find out if there is a participating 2010 NAMIWalk without a BringChange2Mind NAMIWalk team in a community near you.
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1100 state and local affiliates that engage in research, education,
BringChange2Mind.org is a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close, the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization). The idea of a national anti-stigma campaign was born of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn about mental illness, which both her sister and nephew suffer from.