An interview with actress Glenn Close about her sister Jessie’s bipolar disorder, and how the stigma of mental illness impacts whole families. Glenn describes the remorse she feels for not being able to be a more protective older sister as her 9 years younger sister Jessie was growing up. She describes the way that her family dynamics and stigma contributed to her sister’s mental illness not being identified until it had already caused a great deal of suffering. That stigma not only meant she did not get the treatment that has now helped her be in recovery, but also contributed to struggles with education, marriages, addiction and suicide attempts. The loss of friends can be particularly devastating to someone newly diagnosed. Glenn describes the moment when Jessie asked her to do something to reduce the stigma of mental illness that leaves so many people without friends, or jobs, or even their families. Together with Fountain House in New York, and several other organizations, they founded Bring Change 2 Mind, an organization devoted to reducing stigma by helping people come forward and tell personal stories about mental illness. Glenn invites us to think in terms of social inclusion, seeing those with mental illness as friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members and as someone a child of ours might date.