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Mental Health Advocate & Sister of Actress Glenn Close

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Jessie Close, like so many other people who have bipolar disorder, didn't find out that she had the condition until she was in her mid-40s. Her sister, actress Glenn Close, says that for many years, she and other family members knew that something "wasn't right" with Jessie, but they chalked it up to Jessie's personality. "We would think, ‘Well, she's kind of the wild one, you know. She can't settle down, she can't go to school, she has millions of boyfriends, she changes cars on a regular basis. That's Jess.'"

There was a family history of depression and alcoholism, and at an early age, Close attempted suicide. At the time, the Close family didn't have the knowledge or insight to understand that the issue was related to a mental health condition.

One summer, Close was in a severe depression. The family was all together, and she finally said, "I need help." That was the turning point in her recovery. She received the diagnosis of bipolar disorder and began treatment. Of the medications she takes, she says, "They changed me from being an easily confused, paranoid person, into being able, today, to finish up my second novel."

Jessie and her sister Glenn have made the brave choice to go public with their experience dealing with a mental health condition, in the hope that they will inspire others to find the strength to "come out" with their own stories as well. They are dedicated to educating the public about mental health conditions and encourage visitors to their Web site, BringChange2Mind.org, to access helpful information and resources and to view videos that demonstrate real-life success stories. Jessie also published a book in 2015 titled, Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, detailing her journey.

Going public about living with bipolar disorder has changed Jessie's outlook on life. "It allowed me to face stigma straight on. I'm less likely to feel embarrassed or ashamed when I tell someone I have bipolar disorder." She also hopes that greater awareness will increase funding for research. "Because the medications are so imperative," she says, "research for new, more targeted medications is very, very important."

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Mental Health Advocate & Sister of Actress Glenn Close

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Jessie Close Biography

Jessie Close, like so many other people who have bipolar disorder, didn't find out that she had the condition until she was in her mid-40s. Her sister, actress Glenn Close, says that for many years, she and other family members knew that something "wasn't right" with Jessie, but they chalked it up to Jessie's personality. "We would think, ‘Well, she's kind of the wild one, you know. She can't settle down, she can't go to school, she has millions of boyfriends, she changes cars on a regular basis. That's Jess.'"

There was a family history of depression and alcoholism, and at an early age, Close attempted suicide. At the time, the Close family didn't have the knowledge or insight to understand that the issue was related to a mental health condition.

One summer, Close was in a severe depression. The family was all together, and she finally said, "I need help." That was the turning point in her recovery. She received the diagnosis of bipolar disorder and began treatment. Of the medications she takes, she says, "They changed me from being an easily confused, paranoid person, into being able, today, to finish up my second novel."

Jessie and her sister Glenn have made the brave choice to go public with their experience dealing with a mental health condition, in the hope that they will inspire others to find the strength to "come out" with their own stories as well. They are dedicated to educating the public about mental health conditions and encourage visitors to their Web site, BringChange2Mind.org, to access helpful information and resources and to view videos that demonstrate real-life success stories. Jessie also published a book in 2015 titled, Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, detailing her journey.

Going public about living with bipolar disorder has changed Jessie's outlook on life. "It allowed me to face stigma straight on. I'm less likely to feel embarrassed or ashamed when I tell someone I have bipolar disorder." She also hopes that greater awareness will increase funding for research. "Because the medications are so imperative," she says, "research for new, more targeted medications is very, very important."

Jessie Close Videos

  • Elevating Behavioral Health - Jessie Close: 50 Years Bipolar
  • Jessie Close talks about stopping the stigma of mental illness
  • Glenn Close, Jessie Close, and Calen Pick speak about stigma

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  • How to book Jessie Close?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jessie Close for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jessie Close, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jessie Close or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jessie Close?

    Booking fees for Jessie Close, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jessie Close, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jessie Close?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jessie Close for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jessie Close for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jessie Close or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jessie Close or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jessie Close is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jessie Close for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Jessie Close generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pete Earley, Kevin Hines, Shawn Johnson East, Catherine Garceau and Mark Ballas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jessie Close for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Elevating Behavioral Health - Jessie Close: 50 Years Bipolar
    Jessie Close talks about stopping the stigma of mental illness
  • Glenn Close, Jessie Close, and Calen Pick speak about stigma

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