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

Dec 27, 2016 at 4:04 p.m. ET
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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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