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The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism 1999-2001

John Head

Freelance Writer and Journalist
Advisory Board Member, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Former Editorial Board Member, The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia

Topic: Mental health challenges among minorities

Published Work:

Standing in the Shadows: Understanding and Overcoming Depression in Black Men
Understanding and Overcoming Depression in Black Men Written by John Head

Black Men and Depression
In mainstream society depression and mental illness are still somewhat taboo subjects; in the black community, they are topics that are almost completely shrouded in secrecy. As a result, millions of black men are suffering in silence or getting treatment only in extreme circumstances–in emergency rooms, homeless shelters, and prisons.

Men Get Depression
How is it possible in the country leading the world in medical science, one in four men have a disabling illness that torments them and their families and most never receive treatment for it?

Black Men Overcoming Stigma of Depression
Are black men less likely to seek help for mental illness? Are they even willing to acknowledge that they may have a problem?

Silence Strengthens Impact of Depression
Men's Fitness magazine tackles a sensitive subject that is not often discussed: depression and men.

Alan Harris: Work on Behalf of City's Homeless Mentally Ill - His 17-Year Crusade

A Life's Mission in Mental Health: Cynthia Wainscott; Her Can-Do Spirit and Ability to Mobilize Garnered Results

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