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Engaging in a Diálogo about Culture and Mental Health

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

Changes in Public Attitudes and Journalism Practice Regarding Mental Illness

Changes in Public Attitudes and Journalism Practice Regarding Mental Illness

August 6, 2013 By Bob Meyers Years ago I attended a professional conference on mental health issues, a topic I wanted to know more about. It had taken some persuading to get my editor to OK the expenses and the time away from the office. I explained that this was…

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…

Former Fellow Nicolae Ciorogan Featured on Carter Center Website

Former Fellow Nicolae Ciorogan Featured on Carter Center Website

March 18, 2013 A new profile of 2009-2010 Rosalynn Carter fellow Nicolae Ciorogan has been posted to the Carter Center website. This piece features a video on immigrant mental health completed by Ciorogan as part of his fellowship project. This video has been included within the curricula of more than…

AP Stylebook Adds Entry on Mental Illness

AP Stylebook Adds Entry on Mental Illness

March 8, 2013 The Associated Press has added a new entry on mental illness to its Stylebook. This is a wonderful step forward for mental health reporting. The entry already appears in the online version and will appear in the next print edition, published this spring. Read the full entry…

2013 SAMHSA Voice Awards Call for Nominations

2013 SAMHSA Voice Awards Call for Nominations

March 8, 2013 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2013 Voice Awards is now accepting nominations for consumer/peer leaders and TV and film professionals who are working to educate the public about the real experiences of people with behavioral health problems. Click the link to learn more about…