Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Carter Center Mental Health Program

Rosalynn Carter has been a strong advocate for Mental Health for years, and the work that the Carter Center does on this, and many other topics, is world-renowned.

A Mental Health Organization Combatting the Stigma of Mental Illness - The Carter Center Mental Health Program: "Mrs. Carter continues her advocacy efforts through The Carter Center's Mental Health Program, founded in 1991. The program focuses on mental health policy issues with four strategic goals:
-To reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses
-To achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care
-To advance promotion, prevention, and early intervention services for
children and their families
-To increase public awareness worldwide about mental health and mental
illness and to stimulate local actions to address those issues. "