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May 30th, 2013
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Glenn Close on mental health awareness; Security expert on ricin scares

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Close Call: Actress Glenn Close on her sisters suicidal struggles
  • On Wednesday evening, award-winng actress Glenn Close sat down with Piers Morgan, speaking emotionally and candidly about a cause and campaign that she feels strongly about:

    "There aren't enough programs for early intervention, there aren't enough programs on a grass roots level to help people who need help, who know they need help," said Close, speaking of mental illness. "There's not enough things to stop stigma so that people will actually seek help and know where to go."

    Inspired by her own family's battles, Close is the chairperson and founder of "Bring Change 2 Mind," and as part of appearance on "Piers Morgan Live," she invited her sister to detail her struggles:

    "I was feeling suicidal. I was 51. So I had lived a huge part of my life untreated," said Jessie Close. "I self medicated with alcohol."

    In opening up to Morgan, the star of such iconic films as "Fatal Attraction" and "Dangerous Liaisons" admitted to being embarrassed at having missed her own sister's signals:

    "It did shock me to the core, and then it made me very ashamed that I wasn't more in tune with what my own sibling had been going through."

  • Postal Pain: The dangers of ricin-laced letters

As part of a week which has seen multiple politicians – including both President Barack Obama and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg – receive mail containing ricin, on Wednesday evening Piers Morgan asked Fran Townsend to detail the threat:

"The ricin is - actually the recipe for it is easily accessible on the Internet. We found it in al Qaeda-related manuals before," explained the CNN's National Security Contributor. "But because it's on the Internet, this does not require - sort of making the basic components, they're easily accessible caster beans. The basic recipe's not so hard. What's difficult is weaponizing it."

Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, Townsend further detailed how such a serious circumstance might arise:

"Your ability to go to a Web site or say things that are offensive to other people," she began. "The problem is, when do you cross the line from being nearly interested in looking at those sites to actually building a weapon. And the FBI's ability to interrupt that cycle, the operational cycle. And that's a real challenge."

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