Former first lady Carter to discuss mental health Tuesday

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter will speak about mental health at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday.

The free event will begin at 8 p.m. and doors will open at 7 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the Accent Speaker’s Bureau and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Students can pick up tickets from the Phillips Center box office starting at noon today. Remaining tickets will be available to the public at noon Tuesday.

Carter will deliver a speech about her book “Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis,” followed by a mediated discussion with Dr. Nancy Hardt, UF College of Medicine’s director of Health Disparities and Service Learning Programs, said Accent Chairman Corey Flayman.

Flayman said he encourages students to write their questions for Carter on Accent’s Google Doc, which can be found on its Facebook event page. Hardt will ask students’ questions on their behalf.

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