Mental Health

Psychological and emotional well-being are integral components of overall health, and are fundamental human rights. Strong mental health correlates with physical, social, and economic well-being at individual and communal levels—and stable, equitable communities are strong predictors of mental health.

The Pulitzer Center supports projects that investigate the root causes of mental health issues, including the impact of environmental factors and injustices like conflict, rising temperatures, labor exploitation, and discrimination. Our journalists also examine systemic failures in the treatment of people with mental health conditions, who often face barriers to accessing medical care and social services, stigma, and criminalization. And they highlight the successes of people and programs working to open dialogues about mental health and provide the resources people need to thrive.