Sister's new journey – Sheehan –

It was May 11, 2004, when the first e-mail message arrived in my inbox from Louise Jordan asking for help. Her brother Phil Wiggins was being released from a state psychiatric hospital after 43 years, and she was – rightly – concerned about where he’d be placed and what sort of care he would receive.

Soon, because of Jordan, buses will be tooling around Raleigh featuring images of famous people who have done great things while wrestling with mental illness. The wrap-around ads will be paid for by the local NAMI chapter and will feature iconic people from Abraham Lincoln to Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).

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