Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Poor Mental Health: A Growing Crisis

Behavioral Health


PBS Newshour

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022



Summary of the Project:

For this project, PBS NewsHour will inform its audiences how the mental health crisis has worsened in this country, who is being hardest hit and what treatments are being used now to try to help those in need.

About the Grantee:

PBS NewsHour is an hour-long evening news broadcast anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff that features news updates, analysis, field reports from around the world, live studio interviews, and discussions, in addition to a robust digital and social media operation. For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television and online.

Related Grantee Work

August 23, 2022

Suicides from firearms prompt movement to address mental health stigmas

When it comes to gun deaths in America, suicide is still the leading cause. William Brangham recently traveled to Colorado and Wyoming, the state with the highest suicide rate, to look at a movement to change the conversation around mental health and firearms.

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Author: William Brangham, Frank Carlson, Sam Weber, Sam Lane

June 29, 2022

Lack of adequate mental health care places heavy burden on young people

Special correspondent Cat Wise highlighted how workforce shortages are exacerbating the mental health crisis among American teens.

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Author: Cat Wise and Mike Fritz