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Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellows have written, produced, and published works related to mental illnesses and reducing stigma. Relevant articles and projects completed both during and after each journalist's fellowship year may be found within the archives.

9 Nov 2005
ADAMH; New levy for mental health wins handily

The Franklin County ADAMH Board could have waited as late as next November to seek voter support of a replacement levy and not lose any funding. But even with six ballot successes behind them, agency officials knew that anything can happen at the polls, especially during tight financial times.
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8 Oct 2005
Panel to fight the 'stigma' of mental illness

A state panel has been created to work toward ending discrimination against people with mental illness, acting Governor Codey announced Friday.
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29 Jul 2005
Small Business and Mental Health

Mental illness is a biological brain disorder… a physical illness of the brain – a human organ, just like the heart or lungs or liver. But mental health advocates have been fighting an uphill battle to get mental health included in health insurance plans.
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7 May 2005
Senate: No More Hush Money

Summary: Lawmakers unanimously pass a bill to ban public agencies from agreeing to secret settlements, as once done with an abuse victim
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24 Mar 2005
Mental Health and Poverty
It's a long-standing debate… what causes mental illness? At a recent seminar sponsored by Birmingham-area mental health advocacy groups, the message was mixed. Tanya Ott reports on the link between mental illness and poverty.
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