Covering Disaster and Trauma
A study of Missouri journalists who covered the 2011 Joplin tornado reveals shortcomings in news organizations' mental health preparation and responses and offers suggesttions for improving your newsroom's resources.
5 strategies for ensuring your own well-being is part of your disaster coverage plan.
5 ways newsroom managers can assist their teams through disaster when team members are affected, based on a study of journalists covering Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
A study in which newsroom managers with experience managing traumatic events, including the Oklahoma City bombing, lays out the signs and symptems of trauma and recommendations for newsrooms.
The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, a project of the Columbia Journalism School, offers resources like tip sheets and research on managing disaster coverage and mental health effects.
Managing Daily Stress
A study of news managers shows that journalists in the field are not the only newsroom employees who experience symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, PTSD and depression and suggests steps for managers and news organizations to take overall to create a culture of support.
Why newsrooms are uniquely prone to create the conditions for burnout, why traditional advice doesn't help and some strategies that can.
A news director shares his personal struggle with depression and how he is "proof that you do have hope."
What an occupational health and safety advisor says turned a newsroom's mental health responses around and created a more caring culture.
What a longtime journalist and a longtime psychotherapist say are the two most important keys to managing and healing from newsroom stress and trauma.
Mental Health and COVID-19 - a resource guide from the Carter Center
Beck's Depression Inventory - a self-rated scale evaluating key symptoms of depression
Newsroom Stress tipsheet from Al and Rev. Sidney Tompkins / Poynter
Covering Mental and Behavioral Health
Entertainment & Media Depiction Suggestions for Portraying Behavioral Health Conditions
The Carter Center Journalism Resource Guide on Behavioral Health
TEAM Up style guide and reporter's toolkit
Dart Center resources on PTSD and mental health