The Commonwealth Blog

Rosalynn Carter and the Mental Health Crisis

Jul 30, 2010 @ 10:26 AM
In mid-August, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at a special Commonwealth Club event, where she will talk about the "mental health crisis." A long-time advocate of reforming treatment and policy on mental illness in this country, Carter recently took her message to The Daily Show, where she was lauded by host Jon Stewart for her good work.

Mental health treatment has gotten considerable coverage in the news lately, as people have examined the recently passed health-care reform bill and found enhanced coverage of mental health issues.

You'll be able to see Carter for yourself August 13 in San Francisco. Until then, here's a taste of her story:

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Rosalynn Carter's program is a part of The Commonwealth Club's month-long special series, The Ascent of Woman.