Close sisters give keynote at UMW conference

Jessie Close, center, accompanied by her sisters, actress Glenn Close, left, and Tina Close, are pictured at the University of Montana Western in Dillon Wednesday, where they delivered the keynote address at the first Big Sky Behavioral Health Summit, in order to raise awareness and break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Jessie Close is a nationally renowned mental health advocate, speaker and author of the book “Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness.” Glenn Close, a six-time Academy Award-nominated actress, is a co-founder of the non-profit organization “Bring Change to Mind.” Jessie Close’s address was a heartfelt account of her struggle and eventual recovery from mental illness and addiction. The two-day summit concludes Thursday.

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