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

Aneri Pattani

Muhammad Saad Ejaz

Abdelmageed Hamdy Abdelmageed Amer

April Dembosky

Melanie Saltzman

Myriam Giselle Vidal Valero


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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Carter Fellow Paul Radu wins $1.5M Million Skoll Foundation Award

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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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