On Saturday, April 29th, the MABJ held a general body meeting, expounding on the subject of mental health in the workplace. The theme was “Media and Mental Health: How the Epidemic is Impacting our Journalists.” Leon Freeman, a Clinical Supervisor with Youth Dimensions, spoke about the subject.
We discussed the following; What’s aired during the first 5 minutes of a newscast, how covering those topics affect the journalists’ psyche, etc.
The meeting’s topic opened a much needed discussion on how a job can affect a journalists personal life and relationships.
Congratulations to WMC’s Jerry Askin for being named the Journalist of the Month. We are proud of you!
If you’re considering joining the MABJ, now is a great time to do so. Visit www.mabj.org/membership to download an application and pay membership fees for this year.