Resources For Journalists
The Carter Center Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health (pdf) supports journalists’ efforts to report accurately and effectively behavioral health issues, including addiction and substance use, in ways that do not reinforce stereotypes and stigma.
The Carter Center's mental health journalism fellows have been reporting on the mental health impact of COVID-19. You’ll find here their reporting, mental health resources for journalists covering the pandemic and for the general public impacted by the virus.
Search Rosalynn Carter Fellows past and present and browse their fellowship projects.
Find training opportunities, key mental health organizations & centers, governmental resources, important publications, and more.
Over the past two decades, more than 220 journalists from New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, and current participating countries have been awarded the highly-competitive fellowships.
Under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a longtime champion for the rights of people with mental illnesses, the Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, inform public policy, achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care, and reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses.
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
A journalist’s guide on what to write — and what not to — when covering child abuse
After researching studies on secondary victimization and news coverage of child abuse, and with input from child advocates, social workers and journalists, former journalist Sarah Welliver developed the Journalist’s Guide to Reporting on Child Abuse. Here are a few of the key takeaways.
2021-2022 Rosalynn Carter Fellows for Mental Health Journalism announced in Latin America
Journalists Flavia Fontes Mantovani, of Folha de São Paulo daily newspaper in Brazil, and Katherine Stanley Obando, from solutions journalism outlet El Colectivo 506 in Costa Rica, will receive USD$5,000 to investigate mental health in their regions. The Carter Center in Atlanta and Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia,…
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…
How behavioral health services in Georgia schools are helping build kids’ resilience
By Helen Robinson Associate Director, Public Policy, Carter Center Mental Health Program The fear faced by children across Georgia stays with Marnie Braswell. Ask about students’ mental health and she’ll tell you of the boy whose grandfather died last year and whose father just tested positive for Covid-19. “I can’t…