Who Are Beautiful Minds?
The Center for Mental Health Launched an anti-stigma campaign to celebrate the famous and not-so-famous people living with mental illness. So many people who lived with mental illness continue to enrich our lives: Michelangelo, Beethoven, John Keats, Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Woolf, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Dickens, Meriwether Lewis, Isaac Newton, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, Vivien Leigh, Tennessee Williams, and Leo Tolstoy to name a few.
There are also many Beautiful Minds among us everyday. They are living examples of mental health recovery: Terry Bradshaw, Patty Duke, Carrie Fisher, Margot Kidder, John Forbes Nash, Jane Pauley, J.K. Rowling and Mike Wallace.
Most importantly, we remember to celebrate the not-so-famous friends and family members who live with mental illness.