Engaging in a Diálogo about Culture and Mental Health

December 11, 2013 By Caroline Clauss-Ehlers, PhD My entrée to mental health reporting in 1999 was unplanned. I was working for a not-for-profit organization and a request came in for someone to speak about depression during the holidays for a local Spanish television show, Diálogo en el Bronx. Not sure what to expect, I was … Continue reading Engaging in a Diálogo about Culture and Mental Health

Radio Stories from Producer Laura Starecheski, 2011-2012 Fellow

December 4, 2013 Radio Producer Laura Starecheski, 2011-2012 Fellow, has recently released three new pieces on schizophrenia and a special on veterans with a focus on mental health. The first piece, The Hospital Always Wins, is a culmination of Laura's nine-year relationship with artist Issa Ibrahim that inspired her entry into mental health reporting. She reports … Continue reading Radio Stories from Producer Laura Starecheski, 2011-2012 Fellow

Fellow Bobbie O’Brien Reports on new HBO Documentary on Veteran Suicide

November 19, 2013 Bobbie O'Brien, 2010-2011 Fellow, reports on a new HBO documentary on veteran suicide on her blog, Off the Base. O'Brien launched the multimedia forum as part of her project with the Journalism Fellowship Program, and celebrates with this announcement her 1,000th blog post. Since its inception more than three years ago, the … Continue reading Fellow Bobbie O’Brien Reports on new HBO Documentary on Veteran Suicide

Ethics and Mental Health Journalism: The Difficult Case of Borderline Personality Disorder

November 18, 2013 By Dominic Sisti Emotions run high in interviews with clinicians about patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Many doctors are not comfortable treating patients with BPD. Some are even openly hostile and admit they ‘turf’ or avoid patients with BPD because they find them too exhausting or challenging. It is true: for … Continue reading Ethics and Mental Health Journalism: The Difficult Case of Borderline Personality Disorder

Former Fellow Katherine Kam speaks up on Asian American Mental Health

November 15, 2013 Katherine Kam, 2012-2013 Fellow, dedicated her Fellowship project to shedding light on the unique issues in mental health for Asian American teens and students. She recently interviewed with host Jenee Darden at Mental Health and Wellness Radio about what pressures and stigmas Asian American youth may experience through their cultures. Kam speaks … Continue reading Former Fellow Katherine Kam speaks up on Asian American Mental Health

European Citizen’s Prize Awarded to Romanian Fellow Adviser, Ioana Avadani

November 4, 2013 This past October, Ioana Avadani, administrator of the Romanian Fellowship Program, traveled to Brussels to receive the prestigious European Citizen’s Prize awarded by the European Parliament. The Prize has been awarded since 2008 to recognize exceptional achievements by Europeans. It is given for "activities that either facilitate cross-border cooperation within the EU … Continue reading European Citizen’s Prize Awarded to Romanian Fellow Adviser, Ioana Avadani

Latest Piece on Military Mental Health from 2011-2012 Fellow Rebecca Ruiz

October 30, 2013 Former Fellow Rebecca Ruiz maintains a strong presence on the topic of mental health in the military. Her newest piece, published in Al Jazeera America, offers a narrative of a father's recovery after his son's suicide at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. With a focus on how service-members' survivors … Continue reading Latest Piece on Military Mental Health from 2011-2012 Fellow Rebecca Ruiz

Recent Study: Psychiatric Characteristics of Homicide Defendants

October 24, 2013 A recent article in the American Journal of Psychiatry looked at the rates of mental disorders in a sample of homicide defendants in order to identify psychiatric issues associated with the defendants. In light of the events of the past few years, filled with many cases of mass shootings and cries of … Continue reading Recent Study: Psychiatric Characteristics of Homicide Defendants