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.
2022: The year of reframing mental health
By Rennie Sloan Assistant Director of Communications, The Carter Center Years ago, my friend was a single mom and also working full-time outside the home. Sometimes she needed a mental health day to recharge. But back then, if you wanted time off other than vacation, calling out from work was…
The Covid-19 pandemic changed everything. Here’s how the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships adapted.
By Susan Hunsinger Program Associate, Mental Health Program In March 2020, The Carter Center temporarily shuttered its offices as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe. Now, almost two years later, programs like the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism continue to adjust to a still evolving new normal. The…
“We have won the war”: Liberia’s newest youth mental health clinicians celebrate big milestone
By Sadie Bazur-Leidy Senior Program Associate Global Behavioral Health at The Carter Center When the latest group of mental health clinicians graduated from training, they chose the name A Du Tȗ — “we have won the war” in Grebo, a local language — as inspiration as they seek to transform mental…