Our office manager brought the staff meeting to a complete stop when he looked at his laptop and said, “We just got an email from Wentworth Miller.”
Stunned silence. Is it spam?
No, it looks legit.
And that’s when the energy in the room went sky high!
For several months, many of us had been following Wentworth from afar. We admired him then, as we do now, for his candor and commitment to using his experiences and celebrity to help change the conversation about mental health.
It has been a privilege to get to know the actor and screenwriter, and learn even more about his passion for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. And it is a true honor today to announce Wentworth Miller as Active Minds’ Ambassador for Mental Health.
His interest and dedication of time and energy is rooted in a deep, authentic commitment to fighting the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. As he told us:
“As someone who knows what it’s like to struggle with depression, I want to help give voice to the many people living with mental health issues. I want to help assure them that they’re not alone. These issues can be hard to discuss. It can be hard to start the conversation. So letting people know that it’s okay to ask for help is extremely important.
“I’m really proud to be part of the Active Minds’ movement for change, especially because college was a difficult time for me. This organization does so much for students, and that kind of work is close to my heart.”
We look forward to working alongside Wentworth Miller on our shared cause, in partnership with the more than 12,000 student members and the thousands of community supporters across the country who are at the heart of the Active Minds movement.
A warm welcome to you, #StigmaFighter!
Founder and Executive Director
» Read the press release here.