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Catherine Pearson and Lindsay HolmesMHA’s 2022 Media Award recognizes journalists, authors, digital platforms, media outlets, television shows and filmmakers that have tackled the issues of mental illness and addiction – and in doing so, have educated, informed, and broken down stigma and shame around these issues.

MHA is awarding the Media Award to journalists Lindsay Holmes and Catherine Pearson for their article, “If You Have A Mood Disorder, You May Now Be Eligible For A COVID Booster” for the HuffPost.

Catherine Pearson is a reporter for the Well section at The New York Times. Previously she was a senior reporter at HuffPost, where she spent 11 years covering health and parenting. Catherine grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and received her B.A. in English from N.Y.U. and a M.A. in journalism from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two sons and a pandemic puppy, Annie.

Lindsay Holmes is the Senior Wellness & Travel Editor at HuffPost, where she oversees the health and travel content for HuffPost Life. She was selected for a National Press Foundation mental health fellowship in 2016 and has moderated multiple panels on mental health. She's passionate about how the media can responsibly cover mental illness and has consulted on professional guidelines for reporting on suicide.