Profiles of Hope: Mariel Hemingway

Most people are familiar with Mariel Hemingway because of her connection to legendary author Ernest Hemingway as one of his granddaughters. Mariel Hemingway is known for her own career as an actress who started at the young age of 13 in the movie Lipstick. She was nominated for an Oscar in the Woody Allen film Manhattan. She has since been in several films and has made numerous television appearances. Hemingway is an outspoken advocate for mental health. She even produced her own powerful documentary, detailing her personal story, called Running from Crazy. Shown at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, it shows her journey to find answers to the mental health challenges her family endured in dealing with substance use, mental illness and seven suicides.

 

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