More than 20 years ago, actress Glenn Close was nominated for an Academy Award for her chilling performance as Alex, the maniacal paramour in "Fatal Attraction." Now she's about to accept a special award from the public health agency responsible for improving the nation's mental health, addictions treatment and substance abuse prevention delivery systems.
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On Oct. 14, HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will honor the five-time Oscar nominee at the 2009 Voice Awards in Hollywood. According to a spokeswoman for SAMHSA, Close is working on a public service announcement about mental illness with another organization, BringChange2Mind.
The Voice Awards honor writers and producers who “give a voice” to people with mental health issues, according to SAMHSA.
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