FILE – Former first lady Rosalynn Carter discusses the Institute of Medicine report, “Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders,” during the 21st annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy at the Carter Center, Nov. 3, 2005, in Atlanta. Health care experts say the advocacy of Carter, who died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, at age 96, created a framework for much of the progress on mental illness in America. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The sun was shining in June 1979 as Rosalynn Carter made her way through an enthusiastic crowd in Laconia, New Hampshire.
“She shook my hand!” yelled one delighted participant.
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