Actress Glenn Close has enjoyed a celebrated career in the film industry, but she once worried she could be risking it all by speaking out against the stigma around mental illness.

“There did come a time when I thought, ‘I wonder if I’m known in my industry as somebody who comes out and is against stigma and talks about mental health if that’s going to affect my career,'” Close told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper at the Citizen by CNN 2021 Conference.

She persisted in her effort to destigmatize mental health conversations, though.

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