It is an honor to announce the third publication of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development’s Hearing our Elders series that features excerpts from an interview with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. “Mrs. Carter is arguably among the most active former First Ladies since she and her husband, the 39th President of the United States, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, left the White House in 1981” (Parham & Clauss-Ehlers, 2016, p. 156). Mrs. Carter has been a formidable force in the mental health field, working tirelessly to decrease stigma associated with mental illness and increase access to services. Her interview captured six critical themes: “really listening with an empathic ear, resilience/persistence, commitment across time, thinking like a global citizen, a quiet-storm leadership style, and self-discovery in service to others” (Parham & Clauss-Ehlers, 2016, p. 156).
View the short DOCUMENTARY FILM, Following Inspiration: A Conversation with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in the Youtube link above.
To read the third article in the Hearing our Elders series, click HERE.
For more information about the groundbreaking work of The Carter Center, please click HERE.