On journalists and their mental and pyschological health

In an earlier post, I mentioned about the responsibility of the press. In this post, who’s taking care of the press?

Everyday, journalists witness and encounter events that put them on the edge of logic and reason which in turn trigger among others deep questions and conflicts in themselves. Before they’re able to come to terms with these situations they’re on to another again. This goes on for 10, 20, 30 years. It could be that cynicism, unethical behavior, and inappropriate responses to events are symptomatic of long term stress and trauma.

It is essential that mental and psychological health care are made part of a journalist’ health plan. In this country, are they even covered by appropriate insurances?

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