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Carter Center and The National announce 2021-2022 Rosalynn Carter Fellows in UAE

ATLANTA (Sept. 8, 2021) — As part of a partnership with The National media outlet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The Carter Center announces two new fellows for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program in the UAE.  Fellowship recipients Amandeep Bhangu and Anam Rizvi will join an international cohort…

Fellow Johana Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo, left, is shown reporting in Silvia (Cauca).

Carter Fellow Johana Fernanda Sánchez-Jaramillo awarded Internews Earth Journalism Network’s 2021 Grant  

By Sophia Rhoades Carter Center Mental Health Program Intern  Johana Fernanda Sánchez-Jaramillo, a 2015-2016 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow, was one of 16 international environmental journalists to receive an Internews Earth Journalism Network’s (EJN) 2021 Story Grant Award in May 2021.   Sánchez-Jaramillo is a professional freelance journalist, lawyer, 2016 International Center for Journalists Fellow, and an…

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Carter Center and Reveal award Brett Sholtis the Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Mental Health Investigative Journalism

WITF health reporter Sholtis selected as one of nine Rosalynn Carter Fellows for Mental Health Journalism ATLANTA — Brett Sholtis, health reporter at NPR affiliate WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been selected as a 2021-2022 Fellow under the Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Mental Health Investigative Journalism — a partnership between…

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Not all insurance companies cover mental health services. The Carter Center seeks solutions through journalism.

By Kristyn Wellesley Collaborative Manager Over two years, I led reporting teams at USA TODAY that covered some of the most tragic events in recent Florida history, from mass shootings to devastating hurricanes. Of the five mass shootings we covered in that time, the hardest was February 14, 2018, at…

Mary Ottley (left) and her brother, Robbie (right), with President and Mrs. Carter 
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Within my reach: Shaping my career in mental health

By Mary Ottley The Carter Center Mental Health Program Graduate Assistant The week before I started as a college freshman in fall 2011, my older brother Robbie experienced his first manic episode. Later, he bravely and honestly chronicled this manic episode for the University of Georgia’s student newspaper, The Red…

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APA awards Carter Fellow Jacki Lyden Patient Advocacy Award

By Charlie Wood The Carter Center Mental Health Program Intern Each year since 1987, the American Psychiatric Association bestows the Patient Advocacy Award on a public figure for mental health advocacy. This year, the award goes to 2017-2018 Carter Center Fellow, Jacki Lyden. “It is a deep thrill to receive…

The National senior reporter Nick Webster, left, discusses his mental health reporting work at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Apply for a mental health journalism fellowship in the UAE

Rosalynn Carter fellowships are a year-long, non-residential program providing training, support and mentorship to two journalists The United Arab Emirates program for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 intake of two journalists. Interested candidates have until May 27 to apply. It…

Pharmacists in Liberia receive training on mental health and anti-stigma. (Photo/Wilfred Gwaikolo/Carter Center)

Carter Center’s Mental Health Program completes anti-stigma training for pharmacists in Liberia

A version of this article was originally published on The Bush Chicken, a media outlet dedicated to in-depth news and analysis on Liberia’s current events, development, and state of affairs.   By Zeze Ballah Journalist, Mental Health Reporters’ Network, Liberia The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program wrapped up final mental…

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks to fellows at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Carter Center opens applications for 2021-22 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

ATLANTA (Feb. 3, 2021) — The Carter Center is pleased to announce that applications for journalists who are U.S. citizens and residents are now being accepted for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Selected fellows will join a top-notch cohort of more than 220 fellows awarded over the…

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Kristyn Wellesley to lead The Carter Center’s newsroom collaborative on access to mental health services

Kristyn Wellesley, a newsroom leader with deep experience in fact-checking, audience development and collaboration, will run The Carter Center Mental Health Program’s solutions-based, 5-newsroom U.S. collaborative on national access to mental health services and how lack of access is impacting local communities. Atlanta, GA (February 1, 2021) — The Carter…

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Carter Center’s Mental Health and Democracy Programs join Hearken to support US journalists during election

By Susan Hunsinger Mental Health Program Associate The run up to the 2020 election in the United States — and its aftermath — has affected everyone, especially journalists tasked with covering the dizzying pace of unfolding events. The U.S. faced serious threats, like mistrust in the election process, disinformation and…

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‘Thinking Healthy’ to improve maternal mental health in Liberia

By Samhita Kumar and Sadie Bazur-Leidy The Carter Center’s Global Mental Health Program As a healthcare worker in Liberia, Caroline Saye knows all too well the challenges of providing mental health care, particularly to mothers and moms-to-be, because of too few practitioners. It’s why Saye says it’s so important to…

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Carter Fellow Marion Scher’s new book tells stories of lived experience and hope

By Susan Hunsinger Program Associate, Carter Center Mental Health Program A new mother shares her struggle with postpartum depression. A transgender person retraces a difficult journey. A young man whose suicide attempt left him a paraplegic and whose life in recovery is full and fulfilling. These are the stories that…

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks to fellows at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The First Lady of Mental Health: A 50-year journey

By Lei Ellingson Senior Associate Director, Public Policy With 200 buildings and spanning 2,000 acres, Central State Hospital in Georgia was one of the largest-ever mental hospitals in the world. Now, its old prison, doctors’ houses and even a pecan grove sit abandoned, surrounded by 25,000 unmarked graves. But in the…

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Top Latin American journalists awarded 2020-2021 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

Clarissa Levy and Manoela dos Santos Bonaldo from Brazil, and Ronny Suárez and Carlos Francisco Fernández from Colombia have been selected as the 2020-2021 Rosalynn Carter Fellows for Mental Health Journalism in Latin America. The Carter Center and Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia, in association with the Gabo…

Deena Kamel, left, and Raya Al Jadir, right, are recipients of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism in the UAE.

The National announces UAE’s 2020-2021 Rosalynn Carter Fellows for Mental Health Journalism

ATLANTA — As part of a partnership with The National media outlet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The Carter Center announces two new fellows for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program in the UAE. Fellow recipients Deena Kamel and Raya Al Jadir will join an international…

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Carter Center and Reveal launch Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Mental Health Investigative Journalism

Veteran investigative journalist Susan Greene selected as one of eight U.S. Rosalynn Carter Fellows for Mental Health Journalism   ATLANTA — Susan Greene, a veteran investigative journalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist and editor at The Colorado Independent, has been selected as the inaugural Fellow under the new Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal…

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Carter Fellow Christine Herman wins PMJA award for fellowship story on child-to-parent violence

By Miriam Pearsall Carter Center Mental Health Program Intern ATLANTA – What began for Christine Herman as an exploration of barriers to mental health treatment for children led to an award-winning national feature on violence inflicted on parents by their own children. Herman’s story, “When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy…

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Carter Fellow Julianne Hill’s award-winning story leads to funding for psychiatric unit as prison alternative

By Susan Pearson Hunsinger Program Associate, The Carter Center Mental Health Program When college student Andrew Butler needed mental health treatment, his father took him to the only state hospital in New Hampshire offering mental health services. But while there, after attempting to hit his dad, they transferred Butler to…

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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…