This year, our featured speaker is Carrie Fisher, who has been a compelling force in the film industry since her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit Shampoo. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, she became a cultural icon when she played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her star-studded career includes roles in countless films such as The Blues Brothers, The ‘Burbs, Charlie’s Angels, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Garbo Talks, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Man with One Red Shoe, This Is My Life, and When Harry Met Sally.
Her experiences with addiction and bipolar disorder—and her willingness to speak honestly and candidly about them—have made her a featured speaker and respected advocate.
Minding Your Mind’s annual fundraiser, The Blue Gene Gala, enables us to provide free mental health education to Delaware Valley middle and high school students, their parents, and educators. Our school based presentations create awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Our programs feature young adult speakers who successfully cope with such illnesses as depression, addiction and anxiety disorders. They discuss with students the symptoms of these illnesses, emphasizing the availability of effective treatments, and thereby encouraging students to seek help.
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