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Carter Fellow Deborah Wang wins Gracie and regional Murrow awards for fellowship reporting

By Kari Cobham Senior Associate Director, Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowships & Media Ask Deborah Wang about the impact of her stories and she’ll talk about helping people feel less alone. “I’ve heard numerous families say, ‘Thank you for writing these stories. This is exactly what my family has…

Paul Radu holds the Ion Raţiu Journalism Award, which he won in 2018 for The RISE Project investigative series into the underground businesses of Romanians suspected of breaking the law in Romania and Brazil. (Photo courtesy Paul Radu)

Carter Fellow Paul Radu wins $1.5M Million Skoll Foundation Award

By Susan Pearson Hunsinger Program Associate, The Carter Center Mental Health Program Romanian journalist Paul Radu has won many prestigious awards in his career. A 2007-2008 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, Radu won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his work on the Panama Papers, the Daniel Pearl Award,…

Carter Center Fellow Almudena Toral at the New Mexico area of the border.  (Photo/Patricia Clarembaux)

Carter Fellow Almudena Toral wins National Headliner Awards for documenting violence against girls dying by suicide in El Salvador

By Will McCollum Carter Center Mental Health Program Intern ATLANTA — When MS-13 gang members killed her husband, the young woman living under the alias María fled to America seeking asylum. It’s just one of the tragic stories about immigrant women as victims of violence documented by 2019-2020 Rosalynn Carter…

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‘Connection, distance and empathy’: Judith Warner on the book she wished she had when her daughter hit middle school

“And Then They Stopped Talking to Me” comes at a time when the ambient anxiety of illness, job losses and economic uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 will undoubtedly affect middle schoolers’ families. But it may not be all negative.  By Susan Pearson Hunsinger Program Assistant, The Carter Center Mental Health Program ATLANTA…

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What happens to migrant children separated from their families? LA Times’s Brittny Mejia investigates.

Brittny Mejia is a reporter on the Los Angeles Times’ Metro desk and a 2019-2020 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism. This is a lightly edited version of the informal essay Brittny submitted for her fellowship application, republished with her permission. Links have been added for context. Fellowship applications…

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An ongoing list of COVID-19 mental health resources for journalists and you

UPDATED May 5, 2020 ATLANTA — Carter Center mental health journalism fellows have been reporting on the mental health impact of COVID-19. You’ll find here their reporting, mental health resources for journalists covering the pandemic and for the general public impacted by the virus. We are continuing to update this…

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Carter Fellow Alia Dastagir wins award from American Association of Suicidology

The feedback Alia Dastagir gets as a woman reporter can get abusive, she says. It’s part of what makes being recognized for her mental health reporting sadly stunning, but also even more gratifying. In March, the American Association of Suicidology awarded Dastagir, an enterprise reporter at USA Today and 2019-2020…

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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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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.  UPDATED March 5, 2020: We missed you at #CarterFellowsChat! Tap on the tweet below and then on each question to see tips for applying from fellows Aneri Pattani and Christine Herman, and longtime Journalism…

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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. By Kari Cobham Senior Associate Director 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. The deadline for fellowship applications has been…

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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…