The Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico presents former first lady, Rosalynn Carter giving a public talk on her latest book, "Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis," Monday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Popejoy Hall. A brief question and answer session follows.

For more than 40 years, Mrs. Carter has worked to improve the quality of life for the mentally ill around the world, a subject of her recent book in which she writes, "Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, inflicting more damage than cancer, heart disease or diabetes."

Mrs. Carter's books will be available for sale and, for a limited time, she will be on hand to sign them.

For more information, contact Tracy Ingalls at (505) 272-3592 or email