About BringChange2Mind 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.

BringChange2Mind’s Mission is twofold:

1) Provide people who have misconceptions about mental illness quick and easy access to information that combats stigma.

2) Provide people who have mental illness, and those who know them, quick and easy access to information and support.

This is the first effort of this magnitude in U.S. history. Ron Howard generously donated his time in directing our first PSA that features Glenn Close and her sister, Jessie Close. John Mayer generously donated his song, Say, which serves as an anthem for this movement.

The campaign has the support of major mental health organizations, including Active Minds, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO), the Jed Foundation, Mental Health America (MHA), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), NARSAD, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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  1. i am trying to help others that have found thierselves pinched into a fence they can not get out of. i once was.what i mean is i was coping with bi polar and i ended up going to a service i thought would allow me to become independent and go back to caring for my children in a couple years at the most.i instead got caughtin the service and it took me almost 20 years to prove myself able to care for myself. we need places for people to take up residence to get the help they need bbut do not get stuck there.we need is more places such as brownstone apartments where a mentor can live there so when they need help they can have it

    Comment by sandy dunlap — December 10, 2010 @ 9:15 am

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