Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Octavia Spencer are teaming up for a powerful Lifetime original movie about mental illness. “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” will delve into the stigmas often associated with mental illness as it “brings together an all-star ensemble cast with five interwoven stories about how everlasting bonds of love and family can overcome life’s most challenging hurdles.”
Jennifer Aniston serves as executive producer on the film and believes it’s necessary to erase some of the shame associated with mental illness: “When we started researching this topic, we were all surprised to learn that one in four adults lives with some sort of mental illness. With so many people dealing with this in their private lives, there is still so much stigma and shame. It’s time we bring it out of the closet and into the light of day.”
Nowhere is that more evident than in the black community, where mental illness is not always discussed or addressed in ways that are productive and healthy. Aniston, Hudson and Spencer are lending their names and expertise to “Call Me Crazy” to help get people talking about mental illness and the impact it has on our families.