Words Matter – Transforming Reporting of Behavioral Health Issues

For people with mental or substance use conditions, the way society reacts can be as disabling as the illness itself. In a live National Press Foundation webinar, we’ll talk with Rebecca Palpant Shimkets of the Carter Center Mental Health Program about ways to report on behavioral health issues that avoid stigma. She’ll talk about how the media can increase public understanding of the conditions and eliminate harmful portrayals of people who have them. And she’ll talk about best practices for language usage.

We’ll also take viewer questions via Twitter @NatPress using #NPFMentalHealth and on Facebook.com/NationalPressFoundation.

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