Winners of the 2022 En-Tête Awards for mental health reporting announced

Six French-speaking Montreal journalists have won awards for excellence in reporting on mental health during 2022. The winning pieces, chosen by two independent juries, all come this year from the same two media organizations: Société Radio-Canada and La Presse. The winners will be celebrated at an event in Montreal on June 1.

In the Workplace Mental Health reporting category, Charles-Éric Blais-Poulin and Marissa Groguhé won first place for “Vague de suicides chez les artisans de la scène : Quand le rideau tombe à jamais” (Wave of suicides among stage craftsmen: When the curtain falls forever) published in La Presse on January 29, 2022Alexis Gacon received a special mention for “Des ateliers d’intégration sociale et professionnelle pour schizophrènes” (Social and professional integration workshops for schizophrenics), broadcast on the Désautels le dimanche program on Radio-Canada on March 27, 2022.

In the Youth Mental Health Reporting category, Angie Landry and Rachel Del Fante won first prize for “Les risques de s’autodiagnostiquer un trouble de santé mentale avec les réseaux sociaux” (The risks of self-diagnosing a mental health disorder with social networks) published online by Radio-Canada on August 18, 2022. Ariane Lacoursière received a special mention for her article “Quand l’anxiété ronge les jeunes” (When anxiety gnaws at young people), published in La Presse on October 2, 2022.

These winners were selected from eight finalist submissions, representing 10 journalists. A total of 32 applications were submitted this year.