Actress Glenn Close aims to reduce mental health stigma

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Actress Glenn Close seeks a world in which mental illness is talked about — and accepted.

The Emmy- and Tony-award-winning actress is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a gathering designed to bring awareness to efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Close, rapper Logic and others are visiting University of Michigan to support the Steven Schwartzberg Foundation. It’s launching a campaign to empower students to address mental health issues.

Close told The Associated Press on Thursday she looks forward to learning what students are dealing with.

The campaign called “Who Can Relate?” takes its name from a line in Logic’s song “1-800-273-8255,” the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s phone number.

Close co-founded Bring Change to Mind after her sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and her nephew with schizoaffective disorder.

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