April 29, 2016, 12:41 pm
By The Carter Center
One simple way we can help people dealing with mental illness is by choosing our words with care. How we speak and write about mental illness can help either reinforce or break down stereotypes. The Carter Center has long worked to reduce stigma by providing fellowships to journalists covering mental health.
Learn more about the fellows’ work and discover ways to talk about mental health sensitively in the archived webcast “Words Matter: Talking About Mental Health” below. This Conversations at The Carter Center event was streamed live on cartercenter.org Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Misty Williams, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter and 2014/15 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow
Hank Klibanoff, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, member of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships Advisory Board
Dr. Glenda Wrenn, director, Division of Behavioral Health, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (clinical psychiatrist)
Rebecca Palpant Shimkets, associate director of The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Note: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will introduce the program.
About Conversations at The Carter Center
Conversations brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policy makers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. Events are held at The Carter Center, Ivan Allen III Pavilion.