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Intern Blog Post: Personal Perception Changes in Mental Health

Intern Blog Post: Personal Perception Changes in Mental Health

August 9, 2013 While interning with the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program, we have been exposed to various news outlets’ stories about mental health. As our summer internships draw to a close, we hope to share some of our own insights about mental health journalism. Following the Newtown, Connecticut shooting…

Changes in Public Attitudes and Journalism Practice Regarding Mental Illness

Changes in Public Attitudes and Journalism Practice Regarding Mental Illness

August 6, 2013 By Bob Meyers Years ago I attended a professional conference on mental health issues, a topic I wanted to know more about. It had taken some persuading to get my editor to OK the expenses and the time away from the office. I explained that this was…

Southern Baptist Convention Issues Resolution on Mental Health

Southern Baptist Convention Issues Resolution on Mental Health

August 5, 2013 Last month, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Resolutions Committee met in Houston to discuss the direction of the organization’s policies and to produce corresponding resolutions. Topics discussed ranged from opposing the Boy Scouts of America’s recent gay membership policy changes to supporting the fight against human trafficking. Also…

Longitudinal ‘Crack Babies’ Study Yields Unexpected Results

Longitudinal ‘Crack Babies’ Study Yields Unexpected Results

August 1, 2013 In 1989, Hallam Hurt, then chair of neonatology at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center, began studying the long-term health prospects of children born to mothers who had smoked crack cocaine during pregnancy. Despite the popular belief that the fetuses exposed to crack in the womb would become developmentally disabled, Hurt’s study…