~ David Cray, peer support specialist, Mental Health Association in Greensboro

~ David Cray, peer support specialist, Mental Health Association in Greensboro

“Through learning about my illness and applying recovery principles, I have come to have greater meaning and purpose in my life.”

~ Glenn Close, actress

~ Glenn Close, actress

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but their families as well.”

~ Bill Clinton, former US President

~ Bill Clinton, former US President

“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”

~ Dan Fisher, psychiatrist and executive director, National Empowerment Center

~ Dan Fisher, psychiatrist and executive director, National Empowerment Center

“Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won’t be any recovery.”

~ Melody Moezzi, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life

~ Melody Moezzi, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life

“The silence is what ends up costing us in the end. People need to speak out. The crux of the problem is that we don’t treat mental health as a human right.”