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Media Alert

Another Grey's Anatomy Star Steps In It

February 2, 2007

First Mel Gibson. Then Michael Richards.  Then Isaiah Washington.

Now Kate Walsh, Isaiah’s co-star on Grey’s Anatomy.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today published its monthly StigmaBuster eAlert with the following item directed to mental health advocates. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization of consumers and families dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses, and a member of the federal government’s National Anti-Stigma Campaign.       

Not the Cat's Pajamas

The January 19th issue of LIFE weekend magazine included a short interview profile of Kate Walsh, the actress on the television show Grey's Anatomy. For “weekend attire,” she stated as her preference: "Men's flannel pajamas all day. I can look like a mental patient."

Walsh may have said it, but the magazine didn't have to print it.   Would they mock an AIDS or cancer patient?

Tell LIFE how hurtful the comment was, and tell them to pass the message to Kate.

letters@LIFE.com

LIFE Letters
Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020

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