The Carter Center’s Mental Health Journalism Fellows report on some of society’s biggest mental health challenges during their yearlong, non-residential fellowship.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

April Dembosky

Andrea Collier

Maritza Lizeth Félix

Elizabeth Barber

Agnes Constante


Informed journalists can have a significant impact on public understanding of mental health issues as they shape debate and trends with the words and pictures they convey. They influence their peers and stimulate discussion among the general public, and an informed public can reduce stigma and discrimination.

— Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter

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Language guide for reporting on mental health

The Carter Center Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health  supports journalists’ efforts to report accurately and effectively behavioral health issues, including addiction and substance use, in ways that do not reinforce stereotypes and stigma.

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