Attention, Hollywood: This Is How We Really Should Be Talking About Mental Illness

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By Lindsay Holmes

Hollywood personalities and media professionals have a way of adding joy to our lives, and for their services, we reward them with adoration (and outsized paychecks). But with that celebrity comes a certain burden of responsibility to use their public platforms for good and not ignorance — especially when it comes to sensitive issues.

PSA to all public figures out there: Yes, that includes any thoughts on mental illness.

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