Rosalynn Carter’s 50 Years of Mental Health Leadership Honored in Bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives Resolution

ATLANTA (Dec. 15, 2020) —  The Carter Center welcomes the passage of a bipartisan resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday honoring former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s decades of work to improve mental health care and diminish the stigma against mental illnesses.

"Rosalynn Carter has championed the rights of people with mental illnesses throughout her entire career of public service," said Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander. "No one has cared more and done more to see that people with mental illnesses can get the treatments and opportunities they deserve, and no one deserves this honor more. Today, mental health matters are part of the mainstream conversation about overall health, in large part because of Mrs. Carter’s efforts." 

A list of highlights and a video of Rosalynn Carter’s achievements over 50 years of mental health leadership is here.

Here is the resolution:

The Carter Center was founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in 1982. More information is here.

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