Rosalynn Carter's Lasting Impact on Mental Health Advocacy

The essay reveals Rosalynn Carter's determination in advocating for mental health and her battles against conservative policies.

The essay describes Rosalynn Carter's unfaltering commitment to mental health advocacy, highlighting two moments of frustration, one involving the reversal of a Blacks-only public pool into a whites-only private club during Ronald Reagan's presidency, and the other regarding the defunding of the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980. Her efforts eventually contributed to the resurrection of federal funding for community mental health treatment centers with the advent of Obamacare.