At 75, Glenn Close, famed for her iconic roles in “Sunset Boulevard” and “101 Dalmatians,” confronts a hidden struggle far from the Hollywood spotlight – a relentless battle with mental health. In a poignant revelation, Close discloses her daily fight against “low-grade depression,” an invisible enemy she faces with the aid of antidepressants. “I take a daily dose of antidepressants and it helps, it really helps,” she confesses, shedding light on the often-overlooked reality of mental illness.
In the face of a personal and familial struggle, Close pioneers Bring Change to Mind, her charity crusade against the stigma of mental illness. Amid a global surge in depression and anxiety, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic’s isolating terror, Close’s story echoes the silent cries of millions. Her journey, marked by the ups and downs of treatment, underscores a profound message: mental illness, a complex and deeply human condition, demands both courage and compassion.