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Carter Center Hosts Discussion on Coping with Anxiety

May 11, 2017
Contact: Rennie Sloan, 404-420-5129,

Anxiety Disorders Affect about 18 Percent of U.S. Adults

The Carter Center is hosting a June 15 discussion on anxiety disorders with Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow Andrea Petersen and Carter Center Mental Health Program staffer Rebecca Palpant Shimkets. Petersen, a Wall Street Journal health and science contributing writer, will discuss her experience with anxiety. She writes about her personal story, the biology of anxiety, and the most current research on its causes and treatments in her book “On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety” by Crown Publishing Group.

The event will include opening remarks from Rosalynn Carter, co-founder of The Carter Center, and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda of The Carter Center.

The public is invited to attend and must RSVP here by June 8. Please note that seating is limited. Media wishing to attend must RSVP to by June 13 at 5 p.m. The event will be broadcast live on the Carter Center Twitter account @CarterCenter. Viewers may join the discussion using #OnEdgeBook. More about the book is here. The program schedule is below.

Program Schedule

7:00-7:04 p.m. Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, Carter Center CEO

7:04-7:06 p.m. Rosalynn Carter

7:06-7:40 p.m. Discussion with Andrea Petersen and Rebecca Palpant Shimkets

7:40-7:55 p.m. Audience Q&A

7:55-8:00 p.m. Eve Byrd, Director of the Carter Center Mental Health Program

8:00-8:30 p.m. Book Signing

Editor’s Note



"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.