BREAK THE NEWS: Journalists and Mental Health

Brian Tate | April 13, 2022

Watch archive of livestream with ASL, above, from recording on Thursday, May 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EDT. Click through the YouTube for timestamps of topics in the discussion.

How are journalists responding to such issues as attacks on reporters, violence and injustice against one’s own community, online threats, newsroom racism, and the economics of news coverage? How is mental health within the field? What can the views and experiences of journalists teach us about strengthening mental wellbeing in our communities?   

Join us online for BREAK THE NEWS: A Conversation with Journalists About Mental Health. With Rowaida Abdelaziz, Suzette Brewer, Jack Herrera, Sarah Belle Lin, and Dorothy Tucker. Moderated by Patrice Peck. Opening performance by Rez Abbasi.

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Patrice Peck, Black woman journalist, and storyteller; Senior Opinion Editor, Cosmopolitan Magazine

Rowaida Abdelaziz, National Reporter, HuffPost

Suzette Brewer (Cherokee), journalist

Jack Herrera, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly

Sarah Belle Lin, journalist

Dorothy Tucker, President, National Association of Black Journalists; investigative reporter

Opening Performance
Rez Abbasi, guitarist, composer, and music producer

Panelist Full Bios

Read the full bios of panelists, performer and moderator.




GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: Town Halls on Mental Health (April 28-May 26) is a five-week examination of mental health from the perspectives of frontline thinkers and doers who help define American society: healthcare workers, K-12 teachers, mental health providers, activists, and journalists. The series will present frank talk about issues and solutions, with an understanding of history and eyes toward the future.

Streaming on Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EST, from April 28-May 26.

Presented by The WNET Group, America’s flagship PBS station.

Curated by Brian Tate, Director of Community Partnerships, The WNET Group.

Promotional Partners

Asian American Federation
National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC)

Series Schedule