In Remembrance of Rosalynn Carter: A Legacy of Mental Health Advocacy

A statement from Dr. “Navy Bob” Roncska

Today, we mourn the passing of a remarkable woman, Rosalynn Carter, whose legacy of mental health advocacy will forever inspire us. Mrs. Carter’s tireless efforts to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues have left an indelible mark on our society.

As we remember her life and achievements, I am reminded of the parallel between her unwavering commitment to mental health and our own Florida Chamber’s first-ever business-led statewide mental health initiative.

In her pioneering work, Rosalynn Carter recognized the importance of addressing mental health challenges head-on. She understood that mental health is not a separate issue but an integral part of our overall well-being. Similarly, our Florida Chamber believes that mental health is essential not only for individuals but also for our businesses and communities.

Our business community plays a pivotal role in fostering a culture of support and understanding when it comes to mental health. By prioritizing mental health initiatives, we are not only contributing to the well-being of our employees but also enhancing workplace productivity and overall economic resilience.

Let us honor Rosalynn Carter’s legacy by continuing the work she started. Together, we can create a Florida where mental health is a priority, and every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Join us in our journey to make Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state in our great nation.