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
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.