We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting is Rosalind Adams of Buzzfeed News. The winning piece, “Intake“, is an investigative report of private psychiatric hospitals.

The judges said: “Adams’ dogged reporting showed that a major for-profit company, which runs 200 psychiatric hospitals, was keeping patients locked up for their insurance money. Her investigation is compelling, chilling and even scary. It is accountability journalism at its best, and government officials are now demanding answers from the company.”

Honorable mentions went to The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team for “The Desperate and the Dead”  and the Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for  “Dying for Help.”

To learn more about this year’s winner, visit the National Press Foundation website.

To read the winning piece, click here.