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Mental Health Program - Expert Q&As

Oct. 17, 2008
Mental Health Parity: A Q&A with Carter Center Mental Health Program Founder, Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is known worldwide as a leader in the field of mental health. From serving on governmental commissions to advance mental health services during her husband's terms as Georgia governor and U.S. president to her current work leading Carter Center projects to improve mental health policies and reduce stigma, Mrs. Carter has worked tirelessly for more than 35 years to help those living with mental illnesses and their families. In light of the recent passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, Mrs. Carter sat down to discuss what has changed since she began her advocacy work and what still can be done for people living with mental illnesses.

Sept. 20,2008
Combating Stigma, Building Understanding: A Q&A with Carter Center Expert Rebecca Palpant
Rebecca Palpant is a national mental health advocate and the senior program associate for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. She is an active participant on advisory boards and within national work groups related to stigma and accurate portrayals of mental illnesses in the media. As she prepares to welcome the 2008-2009 fellowship class to The Carter Center for their introductory meeting, Palpant sat down to discuss the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and the Carter Center's effort to defeat misconceptions about mental health.

Nov. 29, 2007
Mental Illness Prevention: Interview with Thomas H. Bornemann, Ed.D., Director of the Carter Center Mental Health Program
The 23rd Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy, held Nov. 7-8, 2007 at The Carter Center, examined current mental health prevention interventions — and potential policy barriers for implementation--for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Dec. 16, 2003
Mental Health Symposium Spotlights New Programs To Support President's Report
A Q&A with Larry Fricks, a director in Georgia's department of mental health, and creator of the Certified Peer Specialist Project: the only project of its kind anywhere in the nation.

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