BringChange2Mind and The Balanced Mind Foundation: Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness
BringChange2Mind.org is a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close, the The Balanced Mind Foundation (The Balanced Mind Foundation), Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization).
Under the leadership of The Balanced Mind Foundation’s Program Manager Nanci Schiman, all those who seek help from BringChange2Mind are directed to a team of over 130 volunteers who graciously give of their time to reach out via email or phone call.
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 spot was created and produced by New York-based advertising agency, the watsons.
BringChange2Mind.org Public Service Announcement
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