IJNotes: An IJNet podcast

Mental health and journalism, Part 1: A conversation with Anna Mortimer

July 30, 2020 IJNet Season 1 Episode 6
IJNotes: An IJNet podcast
Mental health and journalism, Part 1: A conversation with Anna Mortimer
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IJNotes: An IJNet podcast
Mental health and journalism, Part 1: A conversation with Anna Mortimer
Jul 30, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
IJNet

This episode is the first in a series on mental health and journalism.

From crime scenes and road accidents to natural disasters and wars, journalists often report on the frontlines of the world’s most challenging events. Today, journalists around the world are working overtime to cover the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covering these developments, whether major international stories or events much closer to home, can take a mental toll on those reporting. This can lead to issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in some cases, but more likely anxiety, stress and burnout.

For journalists in the field, finding resources or someone to talk to can be difficult. To kickstart this conversation about journalists’ mental health, we spoke with Anna Mortimer, journalist, therapist and co-founder of The Mind Field, a platform that connects international development workers and journalists with therapists.

Support the show (https://www.icfj.org/donate-ijnet-project-icfj)

Show Notes

This episode is the first in a series on mental health and journalism.

From crime scenes and road accidents to natural disasters and wars, journalists often report on the frontlines of the world’s most challenging events. Today, journalists around the world are working overtime to cover the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covering these developments, whether major international stories or events much closer to home, can take a mental toll on those reporting. This can lead to issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in some cases, but more likely anxiety, stress and burnout.

For journalists in the field, finding resources or someone to talk to can be difficult. To kickstart this conversation about journalists’ mental health, we spoke with Anna Mortimer, journalist, therapist and co-founder of The Mind Field, a platform that connects international development workers and journalists with therapists.

Support the show (https://www.icfj.org/donate-ijnet-project-icfj)