This Saturday, community members in Sacramento and Albuquerque are coming together to discuss mental health topics and identify priorities. Not in CA or NM? Follow @MentalHealthCCS or join the online dialogue at www.theciviccommons.com/mentalhealth.
A bit about the project…
An important component of the National Dialogue for Mental Health, “Creating Community Solutions” is a series of events around the country that will allow people to engage in dialogue and action on mental health issues.
Creating Community Solutions will engage thousands of Americans, in a range of settings: small-group discussions, large forums, online conversations, and large-scale deliberative events at ten lead sites. Supported by an array of local officials, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, foundations, and health care providers, these Creating Community Solutions activities will use proven public engagement principles to help people make progress on one of the most critical and misunderstood public issues we face.
This effort is being led by a set of deliberative democracy organizations, including the National Institute for Civil Discourse, AmericaSpeaks, Everyday Democracy, Deliberative Democracy Consortium, The National Issues Forums and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, working in concert with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services.