Rosalynn Carter Practiced What She Preached


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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter died Nov. 19 at 96 years old.

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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter died Nov. 19 at 96 years old.

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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter leaves behind a rich and expansive legacy, including fierce and enduring advocacy for better mental health care in the US.

But her commitment to the issue extended well beyond her role as First Lady.

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks to Anne Mahoney Robbins, a friend of the Carters and member of President Jimmy Carter’s mental health commission, about how Rosalynn Carter supported her during her own crippling depression.

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This episode was produced by Megan Lim and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Sarah Handel and Courtney Dorning. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.

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