MEET THE FELLOWS

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

Manoela dos Santos Bonaldo

Omar Al Owais

Aneri Pattani

April Dembosky

Carlos Francisco Fernández

Almudena Toral

MESSAGE FROM ROSALYNN CARTER

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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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks to fellows at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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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