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Join #CarterFellowsChat to learn more about our mental health journalism fellowships

Carter Fellows and a longtime adviser will take live questions about the fellowships, applications and more.  ATLANTA — The Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism will host its first #CarterFellows Twitter chat on March 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET. The chat will feature fellows Aneri Pattani,…

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KQED’s April Dembosky talks about her gut-wrenching investigation into women with postpartum psychosis who kill their children.

2019-2020 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow April Dembosky takes us behind-the-scenes and into her investigation on postpartum psychosis. Her story aired on KQED on February 6, 2020. Read and listen here. It also ran in Mother Jones and the Mother Jones podcast. Postpartum psychosis isn’t as well-known as postpartum…

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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….

Stephanie Foo

She tried everything to treat her complex PTSD. Now she’s writing a book to help others—and herself.

Stephanie Foo is a writer, radio producer and a 2019-2020 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism. This is a lightly edited version of the informal essay Stephanie submitted for her fellowship application, republished with her permission. Links have been added for context. Fellowship applications are open now until April…

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Carter Fellow Reflects on Challenging and Enriching Year

Courtenay Harris Bond is a 2017–18 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship recipient. She is a freelance journalist and a Scattergood Foundation Journalist-in-Residence.

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Carter Center Journalism Fellow Christine Herman wins PRNDI Award

Christine Herman, a health reporter for Illinois Public Media and Side Effects Media, received a Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) award for outstanding news feature.

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The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Announces Two New Fellows from Qatar

As part of a partnership with the Qatar Foundation’s World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), The Carter Center announced today two new recipients of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism in Qatar.

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program Announces New Fellows from Colombia

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program Announces New Fellows from Colombia

ATLANTA…The Carter Center and the Universidad de La Sabana, a private accredited university in Colombia, announced today three new recipients of two fellowship slots for Colombia’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Since 2013, the two organizations have worked together to award annual fellowships to local journalists to investigate…

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program Announces Two New Fellows from the United Arab Emirates

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program Announces Two New Fellows from the United Arab Emirates

ATLANTA…As part of a partnership with the Al Jalila Foundation, The Carter Center announced today two new recipients of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The program is the first mental health fellowship program for journalists in the Middle East, launched…

The Carter Center Awards Eight 2017-2018 U.S. Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center Awards Eight 2017-2018 U.S. Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

ATLANTA — The Carter Center announced today eight U.S. recipients of the 2017-2018 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Selected from a pool of highly competitive applicants, the 21st annual class brings the total to 189 journalists who have been awarded the fellowships to date. (See below for a…

Current Fellow Jonathan Martin on Peer Support

Current Fellow Jonathan Martin on Peer Support

December 2, 2013 One of our current fellows, Seattle based journalist Jonathan Martin, has an editorial out on the benefits of peer bridges to reduce hospitalizations and enhance recovery. Find his article in the Seattle Times here.

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

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…

Former Fellow Katherine Kam speaks up on Asian American Mental Health

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…

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

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…

Columbian Fellows Featured on Carter Center Website

Columbian Fellows Featured on Carter Center Website

October 22, 2013 A new video about one of the two Colombian Fellowship projects has been posted to the Carter Center website. The video features interviews with two of our Colombian fellows, Paula Bedoya and Fernanda Hernández, who are working together on a project about depression in Colombia, as well as clips…

An Opportunity for Mental Health Journalism in a Post-conflict Colombia

An Opportunity for Mental Health Journalism in a Post-conflict Colombia

September 13, 2013 By Victor Garcia Journalism has always been like a mirror of societies. It also serves as a map for communities to understand their current events. For decades, Colombian journalists have had the courage to reflect their country’s conflict and violence in their work. Many reporters, searching for…

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…

Announcement of the 2013-2014 Colombian Fellows

Announcement of the 2013-2014 Colombian Fellows

July 15, 2013 We are excited to announce the 2013-2014 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Colombian recipients: Silvia Camargo Abello and María Cristina Castro Pinzón Semana Topic: Explore the mental health impact of armed conflict within five regions of Colombia hit especially hard by the violence. Fernanda Hernández…

Former Fellow Andrea Petersen Describes Potential for Faster Depression Relief

Former Fellow Andrea Petersen Describes Potential for Faster Depression Relief

June 26, 2013 Andrea Petersen (2007-2008 Rosalynn Carter fellow) investigated a group of scientists who are working to identify biomarkers that can direct patients diagnosed with depression to the medication or therapy that will help them most. One study from UCLA has shown that psychiatrists can predict with about 80%…

Skyland Trail Features Blog by Former Fellow Billy Howard

Skyland Trail Features Blog by Former Fellow Billy Howard

March 18, 2013 Skyland Trail, an Atlanta-based mental health treatment facility, has posted to their website a blog post written by 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter fellow Billy Howard on his experience in creating his fellowship project, Step Inside My Head. Step Inside My Head is a series of photos, videos and…