2023 Mental Health Program Media Coverage

Former First Lady’s Impact Still Felt at Atlanta’s Rosalynn Apartments (PDF)

Published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter are well known for their work with Habitat for Humanity and the creation of the Carter Center to foster peace, eradicate diseases and spread democracy. In addition, Rosalynn Carter — who is struggling with dementia, the Carter Center recently announced — long championed addressing mental health issues and pushed for support of caregivers. Still, many people are unaware of her fingerprints on 3Keys, the nonprofit that helped Roberts. Learn more »

State Affairs Georgia | A Year after Passage, More is Happening with the Mental Health Parity Act Than You Think. (PDF)

Published by State Affairs Georgia.

Eve Byrd, director of Mental Health Programs for the Carter Center, said her team has made some recommendations for improving the insurance department’s new site, “so that it’s more consumer-friendly and includes language accessibility, which is mandated in the Parity Act.” Learn more »

Blank Foundation, One of the South’s Biggest Philanthropies, Puts Focus on Housing, Environment, and More

Published by Philanthropy.

While the plan for the foundation’s mental health and well being is not final, it has made some awards that signal its approach. Among them: a $500,000 grant to the Carter Center to ensure landmark mental-health legislation signed into law in 2022 in Georgia helps as many state residents as possible. Blank, who is also owner of the Atlanta Falcons football and Atlanta United soccer teams, has had a long relationship with former president Jimmy Carter, said Paige Alexander, the Carter Center’s chief executive. She credited the Blank foundation with “seeing what’s on the horizon” and understanding that Covid has had an impact on the mental health of people from all walks of life. Learn more »

People: Rosalynn Carter’s Tireless Advocacy on Topics of Mental Health and Caregiving Comes Full Circle

The former first lady's public dementia diagnosis is keeping mental health and caregiving — two topics she's dedicated her career to — at the forefront of the American conversation. Learn more »

ABC News: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Diagnosed With Dementia

The wife of former President Jimmy Carter “continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring ... and visits with loved ones,” the Carter Center said. Learn more »

GPB: Rosalynn Carter Has Worked Decades to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness. Here's a Timeline

Mrs. Carter has been the nation’s leading mental health advocate for more than half a century — first in the Georgia governor’s mansion, then in the White House and later at The Carter Center. Learn more »

AARP: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Has Dementia

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 95, has dementia, the Carter family announced on May 30. Dementia, which is not a disease but rather a cluster of symptoms that impact thinking and memory skills severely enough to interfere with daily life, affects about 1 in 10 older Americans. Learn more »

Good Morning America: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Diagnosed with Dementia, Carter Center Announces

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia, The Carter Center announced on Tuesday. "She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains and visits with loved ones," The Carter Center said in a statement. Learn more »

New York Times: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Has Dementia

Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter and a longtime advocate for greater access to mental health care, has dementia, the Carter Center said on Tuesday. The announcement came just over three months after it said that Jimmy Carter, 98, had entered hospice care at the couple’s home in Plains, Ga. Learn more »

PBS NewsHour: How Rosalynn Carter Reduced Stigma Around Mental Health

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia. That news comes about three months after it was announced her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, was moving into hospice care. Caregiving has been a major focus of Mrs. Carter’s life and work. William Brangham looks at that legacy and the impact dementia has on millions of families. Learn more »

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards The Carter Center Grant for Advancing Mental Health in Georgia

In response to the growing mental health crisis in America, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has made the first round of grants from its new Mental Health and Well-Being giving area, totaling more than $5 million. Learn more »

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