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Twitter remembers Carrie Fisher's contributions to fighting mental illness stigma

Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is the Health Editor at SheKnows. She is a bioethicist and writer specializing in sexual and reproductive health and the intersection of bioethics and popular culture. She is an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham ...

Carrie Fisher has been speaking out on mental health for years & Twitter thanks her

When news of Carrie Fisher's death broke this afternoon, it was evident that she was more than just Princess Leia — there has also been an outpouring of gratitude on Twitter for her work as a mental health advocate.

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Never shy to discuss her own struggles with mental illness, Fisher worked for years to destigmatize conditions like bipolar disorder. Here are a few of the messages acknowledging her important work in this area:

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