Remembering Mike Wallace: 1918-2012
On April 7, 2012, the millions who struggle with clinical depressions, bipolar illnesses, and their associated stigma lost a tremendous voice with the death of Mike Wallace, revered journalist and passionate advocate for people living with mental illness. Mr. Wallace championed openness, honesty, and forthrightness when discussing depression and related conditions. His messages and unique “voice” appeared early in the fight, and he was uniquely powerful in puncturing the national conspiracy of silence about mental illnesses. Mike Wallace served on the National Advisory Board of the University of Michigan inaugural depression center and prepared an exceptional video for the opening of the Depression Center. Almost a decade later, the passion behind Mike’s message remains just as timely and powerful as the day he recorded it.
Posted to Policy & Advocacy on April 10, 2012