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.

Fellowship News

Rosalynn Carter Seated

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…

Janelle Harris Dixon

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…

Pharmacists in Liberia receive training on mental health and anti-stigma. (Photo/Wilfred Gwaikolo/Carter Center)

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…