The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Mental illnesses constitute some of the most serious, unrecognized, and under-reported health problems in the United States and around the world. As part of an international effort to reduce stigma and discrimination, the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism provide stipends to journalists from the United States, Colombia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — and previously in Romania, South Africa, and New Zealand — to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.

Fellowships Goals

  • Increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information.
  • Help journalists produce high-quality work that reflects an understanding of mental health issues through exposure to well-established resources in the field.
  • Develop a cadre of better-informed professional journalists who will more accurately report information through newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, and online and social media, influencing their peers to do the same.


Photography Credits
All photos used with permission. Homepage: M. Hossaini; About: L. Linder; Meet the Fellows: C. Pennington; Send Updates: C. Servan-Schreiber; All other images: The Carter Center.