Applications for the Mattingly Award open annually in January.
The Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting honors excellence in mental health reporting. It is named in memory of the Potomac, Maryland philanthropist and activist. Mattingly’s family decided to establish the award in the aftermath of her tragic death in 2014. The award is open to any U.S.-based journalist at a U.S.-based news organization, including print, broadcast and online journalists. The award recognizes exemplary journalism that illuminates and advances the understanding of mental health issues and treatments for the illness.