Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Comes to Albuquerque for Free Talk
“Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, inflicting more damage than cancer, heart disease, or diabetes; it represents a major economic burden to individuals, families and our society . . . More young people in this country are disabled by mental illnesses than by accidents, gang violence, drug overdoses or cancer or diabetes,” writes Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in her latest book, Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis.
For more than 40 years, Mrs. Carter has worked to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Mental health has been one of her particular interests. She also advocates for caregiving, early childhood immunization, human rights and conflict resolution.
The UNM Department of Psychiatry – through its IDEAS in Psychiatry program – is hosting this free talk. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the Former First Lady’s important message of awareness and hope.
· Monday, May 14, 5:30 PM at Popejoy Hall
· Free Admission
· Free Parking (lots A & E)
· Brief book signing immediately following Mrs. Carter’s talk
· Books for sale at event and at UNM Bookstore
· Guaranteed seating to those who register online or by phone by May 6 http://IDEASinPsychiatry.unm.edu or (505) 272-3592
(After May 6, seating will be first come, first served.)