National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

The Associated Press.
March 25, 2001, Sunday,
HEADLINE: Mental health advocate dead at 52
DATELINE: SIOUX FALLS, S.D.

Rae Unzicker, who gained widespread acclaim for her work on mental health issues, has died. She was 52. Unzicker of Sioux Falls died at her home on Thursday.

She was a speaker, wrote articles and made appearances on numerous television talk shows. In 1995, President Clinton appointed her to the National Council on Disability, an advisory agency to the president and Congress. During her career on behalf of the mentally ill, she spoke in 43 states, and in England and Holland. Her articles and essays were widely published, and she was named an Outstanding Woman in America by Woman's Day magazine in 1987.


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