(Left to right) Calen Pick, Mattie Close-Davis, Jessie Close, Scott Rauch, MD, Glenn Close.
McLean honors Glenn Close, Jesse Close and Calen Pick
On May 7, 2010, McLean Hospital honored award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close, her sister Jessie Close and her nephew Calen Pick with the hospital's highest honor, the McLean Award, for their work in reducing the stigma of mental illness. The award was presented during the hospital's annual dinner at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston.
In 2000, Jessie Close was diagnosed with bipolar disorder—a diagnosis that came shortly after Jessie's son Calen was treated for schizo-affective disorder. Both Calen and Jessie received care at McLean, and are leading healthy, productive lives today.
As a result of her family's experiences, Glenn, Jessie and Calen spearheaded the national initiative BringChange2Mind.org, a non-profit organization and website that works to reduce the stigma of mental illness and provide information and support to individuals and their families.
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