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Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

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"Informed journalists can have a significant impact on public understanding of mental health issues as they shape debate and trends with the words and pictures they convey."

-Rosalynn Carter

Mental illnesses constitute some of the most serious, unrecognized, and under-reported health problems in the United States and around the world. As part of an international effort to reduce stigma and discrimination, the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism provide stipends to journalists from the United States, Colombia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — and previously in Romania, South Africa, and New Zealand — to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.

Fellowships Goals

  • Increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information.
  • Help journalists produce high-quality work that reflects an understanding of mental health issues through exposure to well-established resources in the field.
  • Develop a cadre of better-informed professional journalists who will more accurately report information through newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, social media, and other online platforms and influence their peers to do the same.
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