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Carrie Fisher's Urn Is One Last Nod to the Mental Health Community

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Carrie Fisher, who passed away on Dec. 27 after suffering a heart attack, has left one last mark on the mental health community. Buzzfeed reported the “Star Wars” star’s urn is a giant Prozac pill — a nod to her notorious sense of humor and fierce mental health activism.

Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, told reporters, “Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill. She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be.”

Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia but is known in the mental health community as an outspoken activist who lived openly with bipolar disorder. Her public statements and books helped normalize talking about mental illness and taking medication for it.

On the urn choice, her brother continued: “We couldn’t find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that. It was her favorite thing, and so that’s how you do it. And so they’re together, and they will be together here and in heaven, and we’re OK with that.”

Thanks for continuing to teach us not to be ashamed, Carrie.

Image via Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

Originally published: January 6, 2017
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