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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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Carter Center Awards 9 U.S. journalists Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center adds fellowship and will train and support fellows as they report on a mental health topic of their choice   ATLANTA — The Carter Center is pleased to announce nine recipients of the 2021-2022 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism in the United States. The center is…

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Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism appoints new US Advisory Board members

The Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism (RCJF) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new U.S. Advisory Board members. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise from various mediums, academia and the international journalism arena. The new members are Dr. Kortni Alston, happiness scholar…

ATLANTA, GA. May 10, 2019. Twenty-fourth Annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum at the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. Photo by M. Schwarz/The Carter Center

Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter honored by World Health Organization for 50 years of mental health advocacy

Carter Center Board of Trustees Chair Jason Carter Accepts Award of Global Health Given to Mrs. Carter During Opening 74th World Health Assembly ATLANTA (May 24, 2021) — Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter was recognized today by the World Health Organization (WHO) for 50 years of leadership to help improve…

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Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism open 2021-2022 applications for Latin American journalists

The Carter Center in Atlanta and Universidad de La Sabana, in association with Fundación Gabriel García Márquez, has opened applications for the 2021-2022 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism in Latin America. The partnership provides two fellowships for Latin American journalists to investigate and report on the state of…

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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 a #CarterFellowsChat on Twitter on March 10, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET. The chat will feature fellows Eileen Truax, a…

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A 3-digit U.S. emergency mental health line is coming. But it’s not that simple.

Abigail Jones is an award-winning journalist specializing in mental health, trauma, women and family, and a 2020-2021 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism. This is a lightly edited version of the informal essay Abigail submitted for her fellowship application, republished with her permission. The deadline for 2021-2022’s fellowship applications is…

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A community approach to preventing police violence against Liberians in mental health crises 

By Tsion Horra Program Assistant, The Carter Center Mental Health Program The response to anti-Black violence in the United States and mass deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic globally have demonstrated how profoundly social and public emergencies affect the mental health of various populations.   And trauma in the aftermath of violent interactions with police are carried by those who survive, witness and fear these acts of brutality.   In 2020, we saw protests…

On July 10, 2007, Rosalynn Carter testified before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee in favor of the Wellstone Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, calling for mental illnesses to be covered by insurance on par with physical illnesses. (Photo/The Carter Center)

Covid-19 is affecting everyone, but all insurance companies aren’t covering mental health services. Here’s what you can do.

By Helen Robinson Associate Director of Public Policy, The Carter Center As more and more consumer complaints pour into Kennedy Forum’s Parity Registry, experts are seeing firsthand how mental health insurance coverage — of lack thereof — is a matter of life or death as coverage denials force people across…

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Rosalynn Carter Fellowship Alum Lisa Armstrong named Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow

By Elisa Xiu Carter Center Communications Intern When the University of Michigan announced the Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellows for 2020-2021, Lisa Armstrong, associate professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and a 2015 recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, was among its distinguished ranks. The…

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The Carter Center Awards Eight U.S. journalists Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center will train fellows on effective mental health reporting and support them as they report on a mental health topic of their choice.     ATLANTA — The Carter Center, a global leader in mental health, is pleased to announce the eight U.S. recipients of the 2020-2021 Rosalynn…

Carter Center seminar for responsible reporting on mental health, Johannesburg. 4th to 5th April 2011.

The Carter Center partners with Mental Health Reporters’ Network to mentor Liberian journalists

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism and the Mental Health Reporters Network in Liberia announce the inaugural class of mentees in mental health journalism    ATLANTA — The Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism and the Mental Health Reporters’ Network (MHRN) in Liberia have partnered…

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Carter Fellow Fiza Pirani’s Foreign Bodies wins inaugural Substack Independent Writers Grant

Fiza Pirani, a freelance writer and 2018-2019 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, was awarded an Independent Writers Grant from email newsletter publisher Substack for her Foreign Bodies newsletter. Pirani’s newsletter, which centers on immigrant and refugee experiences with a mission to de-stigmatize mental illness and encourage personal storytelling,…

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How Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellows are helping communities cope with COVID-19

By Kari Cobham Senior Associate Director, Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowships & Media ATLANTA — Alia Dastagir was eight months pregnant when she came to the Carter Center last year for training on mental health reporting. She wondered how she’d soon balance being a mother of two, her work…

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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…

Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program Welcomes Middle Eastern Journalists

September 14, 2016 ATLANTA…For the first time, journalists from Middle Eastern countries will participate in the annual meeting of The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Program held at The Carter Center each year. Fellows from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar join the 20th class of fellows…