Mary Ottley (left) and her brother, Robbie (right), with President and Mrs. Carter 
after President Carter’s Sunday School class in Plains, GA in 2015.

Within my reach: Shaping my career in mental health

By Mary Ottley The Carter Center Mental Health Program Graduate Assistant The week before I started as a college freshman in fall 2011, my older brother Robbie experienced his first manic episode. Later, he bravely and honestly chronicled this manic episode for the University of Georgia’s student newspaper, The Red…

Photo courtesy Jacki Lyden, taken in Silver Spring, Maryland, on September, 17, 2016 by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post.

APA awards Carter Fellow Jacki Lyden Patient Advocacy Award

By Charlie Wood The Carter Center Mental Health Program Intern Each year since 1987, the American Psychiatric Association bestows the Patient Advocacy Award on a public figure for mental health advocacy. This year, the award goes to 2017-2018 Carter Center Fellow, Jacki Lyden. “It is a deep thrill to receive…

The National senior reporter Nick Webster, left, discusses his mental health reporting work at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Apply for a mental health journalism fellowship in the UAE

Rosalynn Carter fellowships are a year-long, non-residential program providing training, support and mentorship to two journalists The United Arab Emirates program for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 intake of two journalists. Interested candidates have until May 27 to apply. It…

Rosalynn Carter Seated

Her Secret Service code name and other lesser known facts about First Lady Rosalynn Carter

By Susan Hunsinger and Katie Connor Carter Center Mental Health Program Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been in the public eye since her husband Jimmy ran for Georgia governor 50 years ago. She is best known for her advocacy for mental health issues, caregiver issues, as co-founder of The…