HEAL Fellowship (U.S. Journalists)

The HEAL fellowship aims to serve youth struggling with mental health issues by supporting U.S. journalists to report on and amplify solutions. Ten U.S journalists will be selected based on the strength of their project’s equity component, and how closely their project proposals align with the following four HEAL criteria.

Successful fellowship projects will:

  • (H)elp spread rigorous reporting on what’s working to address mental health issues and inequities, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, racism, neglect, loneliness, food insecurity, housing instability, economic instability, and community violence.
  • (E)xpand young audiences’ access to solutions reporting on issues affecting them by partnering with mental health influencers and local networks related to the issue area.
  • (A)ssess impact of solutions reporting and community engagement by collecting audience engagement metrics and anecdotes.
  • (L)earn and teach others how to report on and amplify youth mental health solutions journalism, by creating training materials and becoming certified SJ trainers (ToT).

You can learn more about what successful projects look like, what HEAL fellows receive, and how to apply, here. Applications are due August 29, 2023, at 11:59pm EST.