Language Guide for Reporting on Mental Health
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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…
Recent Study: Psychiatric Characteristics of Homicide Defendants
October 24, 2013 A recent article in the American Journal of Psychiatry looked at the rates of mental disorders in a sample of homicide defendants in order to identify psychiatric issues associated with the defendants. In light of the events of the past few years, filled with many cases of…
More Resources for Covering Traumatic Events
December 14, 2012 Here are some resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): “Tips for Media Covering Traumatic Events” Special Topics The NCTSN can be contacted here.
Resources for Covering Mass Shootings, Child Trauma
December 14, 2012 The following resources from the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma may be helpful for journalists covering today’s mass shooting in Connecticut: “Resources for Reporters Covering Mass Shootings” “Tragedies & Journalists” “Covering Children & Trauma” The Dart Center can be contacted here. …