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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…

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…

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…

Psychiatrist-Anthropologist on Mission to Help Those with Mental Illnesses in Low-Income Countries

Psychiatrist-Anthropologist on Mission to Help Those with Mental Illnesses in Low-Income Countries

June 27, 2013 An M.D./Ph.D. in psychiatry and medical anthropology, Dr. Brandon Kohrt, a consultant to the Carter Center Mental Health Program’s Liberia Mental Health Initiative, is undertaking innovative mental health projects in developing countries including Nepal and Liberia. In Liberia, Dr. Kohrt has assisted in researching programs to reduce…

Patrick Kennedy Argues for the Equal Treatment of People with Mental Illness

Patrick Kennedy Argues for the Equal Treatment of People with Mental Illness

June 18, 2013 Patrick Kennedy, the former U.S. representative for Rhode Island’s first congressional district and son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, argues for the equal treatment of people with mental illness. Kennedy argues that it is a moral issue that people with mental illness are treated…

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…