What I learned from writing a book about mental health for journalists - Poynter
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Since first speaking openly about my own diagnosis of post-traumatic stress, I've been a passionate advocate of the need to normalize conversations in our industry...too many are ignoring how risks the health of our profession, and by extension the role it plays in wider society.
The book 'Mental Health and Wellbeing for Journalists: a Practical Guide' emphasizes the urgency of addressing the stress and pressure faced by journalists, highlighting the need for serious attention to mental health in the industry.
The insights shared by over 40 individuals, including journalists, mental health experts, and industry executives, demonstrate the power of storytelling in addressing mental health challenges and overcoming stigma.
The book delves into the history of mental health conversations in journalism, discusses global taboos, and examines how journalists often suppress their experiences, leading to toxic work cultures and unhealthy coping mechanisms.
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