A Mental Health Guide for Journalists Facing Online Violence

The culture of silence around online violence and mental health has made it difficult for journalists to get long-term practical help. This guide was created with the needs of journalists in mind by mental health professionals specialized in working in trauma and the media. The guide:

  • Helps journalists understand the psychological reasons why abusers attack online and how to take steps to better protect their mental health;
  • Provides a mental health self-evaluation chart so journalists can assess how online violence is affecting their well-being;
  • Provides easy-to-implement, downloadable exercises to help manage the mental health toll of online abuse;
  • Suggests resources and organisations that can support journalists with issues related to online violence.

Authors: Ana Maria Zellhuber Pérez & Juan Carlos Segarra Pérez

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2022 Global International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) Zellhuber Pérez A. M. & Segarra Pérez, J. C. Guide
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1 digital safety, mental health, online violence, safety of women journalists, women journalists Download/link