In 1966, the idea of advocating for people with mental illnesses was even less popular than it is today, cloaked in shame, stigma, and discrimination. Mrs. Carter took it on anyway and for the past four decades has addressed issues related to consequences of mental illness that cry out for reinvention and transformation. She seems to come from a place that overrides fear and shame and goes right to compassion. And it’s the compassion that has fueled her commitment to a segment of our population that had been dismissed as having nothing meaningful to contribute to our society and needing nothing more than to be taken care of.
Behavioral Health recently wrote a great article that we would recommend: Rosalynn Carter: Stigma has ‘a long way to go’
New York Times just released an excellent series of articles that attempts to dial in on answering this question.
You can read those articles here.
Tailgating is something that most Americans are familiar with, and far too many associate these team-spirit events with excessive alcohol use. According to the 2011 University of Minnesota BAC Study of Professional Game Day Tailgating, one in four people reported having consumed five or more alcoholic drinks. This season, Caron Texas, part of Caron Treatment Centers, will team up with the University of North Texas’ Eagle Peer Recovery organization to host a sober tailgating event at the Cotton Bowl on New Years Day. Caron Texas previously supported Southern Methodist University hosting a successful sober tailgating event in October.
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