Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness: Looking for Heartfelt Leaders

September 10, 2014 4:52 PM

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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness: Looking for Heartfelt Leaders

No one has said it better than former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The heart and soul of The Carter Center and its founder has led the charge to promote mental health care and treatment for children, adults and families in the U.S. for more than three decades. As noted, "The Carter Center Mental Health Program's mission to increase access to mental health services began more than 30 years ago and continues to be at the heart of our work."

I have attended several Mental Health Symposiums chaired by Mrs. Carter. Each one an extraordinary opportunity to learn, re-energize and engage. But more than that, it was a chance to see Mrs. Carter and her exceptional staff. The preparation, precision and grace of The Carter Center staff, together...

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