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.
Her Secret Service code name and other lesser known facts about First Lady Rosalynn Carter
By Susan Hunsinger and Katie Connor Carter Center Mental Health Program Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been in the public eye since her husband Jimmy ran for Georgia governor 50 years ago. She is best known for her advocacy for mental health issues, caregiver issues, as co-founder of The…
There’s shame and silence around self-injury in the Black community. Janelle Harris Dixon hopes to change that.
Janelle Harris Dixon is a journalist, writer, editor, founder of The Write or Die Chick and a 2020-2021 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism. This is a lightly edited version of the informal essay Janelle submitted for her fellowship application, republished with her permission as a guide for future…
Carter Center’s Mental Health Program completes anti-stigma training for pharmacists in Liberia
A version of this article was originally published on The Bush Chicken, a media outlet dedicated to in-depth news and analysis on Liberia’s current events, development, and state of affairs. By Zeze Ballah Journalist, Mental Health Reporters’ Network, Liberia The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program wrapped up final mental…