Resources For Journalists

Language guide for reporting on mental health

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.

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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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Not all insurance companies cover mental health services. The Carter Center seeks solutions through journalism.

By Kristyn Wellesley Collaborative Manager Over two years, I led reporting teams at USA TODAY that covered some of the most tragic events in recent Florida history, from mass shootings to devastating hurricanes. Of the five mass shootings we covered in that time, the hardest was February 14, 2018, at…