The National Press Foundation has chosen 20 journalists for in-depth training to explore the complexities of mental health reporting.

Over four days, journalists will dive into a range of topics, including diagnosis and intervention; developments in treatment and research; economic impact; demographics; mental health legislation and public policy reforms; successful models in crisis intervention training for law enforcement; and community-based care. They’ll look at best practices for reporting on mental illness and mental health policy, with a focus on how to approach reporting on crimes involving the mentally ill.  This journalist training is Sept. 18-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

The journalists are:

Leonora LaPeter Anton | Tampa Bay Times | @writerleonora

Jennifer Bleyer | Psychology Today | @jennypencil

Brianna Ehley | Politico | @BriannaEhley

Lisa Esposito | U.S. News & World Report | @lisaespo

Eric Falquero | Street Sense, Inc. | @streetsensedc & @ericfalquero

Eric Michael Garcia | Roll Call | @ericmgarcia

Sarah Goodyear | New York Daily News | @buttermilk1

Sandy Hausman | Virginia Public Radio

Anne Hillman | Alaska Public Media | @hillman_anne

Lindsay Holmes | The Huffington Post | @lindsaygholmes

Alva James-Johnson | Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA) | @amjreporter

Megan Kamerick | New Mexico PBS | @megankamerick

Martin Kuz | San Antonio Express-News | @MartinKuz

Naomi Martin | The Dallas Morning News | @NaomiMartin

Carol Pearson | Voice of America

Steven Petrow | The New York Times | @stevenpetrow

Jason Pohl | Fort Collins Coloradoan | @pohl_jason

Rachel Roubein | National Journal | @rachel_jenn

Carrie Seidman | Sarasota Herald-Tribune | @CarrieSeidman

Johnathan Silver | The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX) | @JohnathanSilver


This training is underwritten by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.