STATE OF MIND PART 2: COLLATERAL DAMAGE
When mental illness becomes part of the family
Award winning journalist Andre Picard of the Globe and Mail continues his series on Mental Illness.
“Together Against Stigma” International Conference
In June 2012 the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) hosted the global mental health community in Ottawa for the 5th annual conference on stigma. FAME, as first time attendees, made international connections with mental health organizations and promoted our unique role in supporting families. We also had the opportunity to interact with Glenn Close and her family (her sister Jessie suffers from bi-polar disorder and her nephew Calen has schizophrenia) at the media briefing — a special opportunity to showcase FAME’s work to a high-profile, committed audience.