Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, was known around the world for her roles in the Star Wars franchise and films such as When Harry Met Sally, along with a number of books including Wishful Drinking, and Postcards from the Edge. Even with an impressive body of work, her biggest legacy may very well be her willingness to discuss mental health disorders with humor and compassion. By doing so, Fisher was able to reach out and help a vast number of people realize they were not along. She opened a dialogue by her transparency to discuss her own struggles with bipolar disorder.
Fisher, known for her comedic timing and gift for words, left behind a number of quotes discussing mental health. She passed away on December 27, 2016 but her wisdom and inspiration will live on.
Fisher wasn't afraid to show her fierceness.
I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on.