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Looking out for the mental health of Georgia’s children—before and after COVID-19

By Miriam Pearsall Carter Center Mental Health Program Intern ATLANTA –  Even before Marlana was a teenager, she was able to seek help at school to cope with a learning disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder from emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Behavioral health professionals there used games and talk therapy…

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Carter Fellows’ work featured in Open Notebook’s “The Craft of Science Writing”

By Iain Smith Carter Center Intern ATLANTA — Three Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism fellows have had their work featured in The Open Notebook’s latest book, “The Craft of Science Writing.” In the book, The Open Notebook pooled a collection of articles to educate scientists and science journalists on science…

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“We have come a very long way”: Carter Fellow Marion Scher shares her experience covering mental health in South Africa

By Will McCollum NAIROBI, Kenya — Fifteen years ago, Marion Scher wanted to understand how stigma around mental illness affected black and white communities in rural and urban South Africa. A veteran journalist, she spent time as a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow in Johannesburg talking to children with…

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Carter Fellow Deborah Wang shares recommendations for reporting on suicide

2018-19 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow Deborah Wang shares recommendations for reporting on suicide from her fellowship training, reporting and research. Deborah is a contributing reporter at KUOW Public Radio and host of the SoundQs podcast. Read and listen to Deborah’s mental health reporting during her fellowship year here….

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

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…

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…

Columbia Age Boom Academy

Columbia Age Boom Academy

July 16, 2013 Please take note of this wonderful opportunity: The Age Boom Academy Sept. 8 – 10, 2013 Aging in America: The Costs and Benefits Columbia Journalism School and Mailman School of Public Health In the last century, U.S. life expectancy at birth has jumped almost 30 years to…