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The Net Impact is Proud to Announce Partnership with the Karla Smith Foundation
Date:1/29/2010

e lost a loved one to suicide. It is through Karla’s openness about her mental illness and the Smith’s openness about sharing her story that KSF continues to connect with so many people facing the challenges of mental illness.

The Karla Smith Foundation has recently partnered with BringChange2Mind, a non-profit organization created by Glenn Close, in a combined effort to erase the stigma of mental illness and to provide easy access to helpful mental health information and practical support. The idea of a national anti-stigma campaign was born of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered out of an interest in mental illness due to the illnesses of her sister and nephew. KSF met the leaders of the campaign, including Glenn, in early December 2009 in New York City. KSF is working with BringChange2Mind.org daily to reply to emails and discussions generated as a result of the national-airing of a PSA, directed by Ron Howard.

Watch the Video from Fox 2- St. Louis on The Karla Smith Foundation's involvement with the Bring Change 2 Mind Campaign.

“The Smith family’s experience of loss and the way it has turned into hope for others is very admirable, and we are very fortunate to be working with this organization,” said Ste
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