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The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism 2004-2005

Kevin McCormack
Producer, KRON-TV
San Francisco, Calif., USA

TOPIC: Produce a multipart series on how families cope with mental illnesses

Counseling Clinic Opens for At-Risk Students
It's estimated that one in five American children have a diagnosable mental, emotional, or behavioral problem. All too often those problems are overlooked or ignored, until they are far advanced.

Artist Shines a Light on Hidden Disease
It's estimated that more than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness every year. But despite those numbers, mental illness is still all too often a hidden problem. Now one Bay Area artist is taking his personal struggle into the open, making a documentary, trying to break through the stigma and show the human face of the disease.

Special Report: Forcibly Treating the Mentally Ill: Civil Rights or Medical Wrongs?
Matthew's story For Patti Mar's son Matthew, the first outward sign he was sliding into mental illness began one Thanksgiving when he came home from college. "He seemed depressed," says Mar. "He took some time off and then went back to college". But by March things had taken a much more serious turn.

City of San Francisco, Project Homeless Connect
You don't have to watch the latest news to see the devastating impact that the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are having on American soldiers. You can just look on the streets of many American cities. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are already homeless, and each year their numbers grow larger.

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