Two Of Our Best Advocates – Jennifer Marshall & Glenn Close – Continue To Fight Stigma, Encourage Recovery

Five minute Today show segment features Jennifer Marshall.

(3-26-21) Kudos are due to two of my favorite advocates, Jennifer Marshall, co-founder of This Is My Brave, and Actress Glenn Close, founder of Bring Change To Mind.

Both continue to be stigma busters.

Jennifer, whom I’ve blogged about many times, was featured yesterday on The TODAY SHOW and did a fabulous job explaining why it is important for individuals with mental illnesses to tell their recovery stories. She adds her TODAY SHOW appearance to a long list of national stories in such magazines as Oprah’s O and Bipolar featuring her work. She was named a Washingtonian of the Year in 2019 by Washingtonian Magazine.

Award winning actress Glenn Close relishes meaty performances that many in Hollywood wouldn’t dare attempt. She’s done it again in an upcoming movie about addiction called Four Good Days.

I was fortunate enough to meet Jennifer early on after she and my son, Kevin, were in a recovery group together. Kevin was in the first This Is My Brave performance.

I met Glenn Close when I helped her sister, Jessie, write her autobiography, RESILIENCE,  about her struggles with a serious mental illness.

Thank you Jennifer and Glenn for continuing to use your many talents to educate the public about mental illnesses and addictions.

From Deadline Magazine:

“Please, I can’t do this,” says withdrawing heroin addict Molly (Mila Kunis), in the film’s first official trailer.

“Yes you can,” mother Deb (Glenn Close) insists. “Almost one day down, three more to go.”

Debuting in theaters on April 30, via Vertical Entertainment, the film follows 31-year-old Molly as she attempts to get clean, following 15 failed attempts, reconnecting in the process with the woman whose heart she has broken. Deb admits, at one point, that she sometimes doesn’t “want to love” her daughter anymore, after being betrayed by her, over and over again. But as she embarks on a remarkably intense journey with Molly, the hope is that trust can be rebuilt.




Co-written and directed by Rodrigo García, Four Good Days is based on a true story written for the Washington Post by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow. The feature also stars Stephen Root, Carla Gallo and Joshua Leonard.

Check out the trailer for the film above.

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  • Cici

    Sounds like our story ❤ you daughter always & forever vee

  • Anonymous

    Oscar nom #9 for Glenn??

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Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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