Tomorrow (Monday, June 3rd), President Obama and Vice President Biden will host a National Conference on Mental Health as part of the Administration’s commitment to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness of mental health.
The day-long conference at the White House will convene people from across the country, including representatives from state and local governments, mental health advocates, educators, health care providers, faith leaders and individuals who have struggled with mental health problems.
The public will be able to view the invitation-only event by watching a live webcast at www.whitehouse.gov/live beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern with President Obama’s opening remarks. The conference will end at 2:45 pm with a closing statement from Vice-President Biden.
Please encourage your supporters, members and colleagues to help spread the word about this important event…
- Watch the live webcast at www.whitehouse.gov/live tomorrow
- Like MentalHealth.gov’s Facebook page
- Tweet your support for raising awareness by using the hashtag #MentalHealthMatters and follow @MentalHealthGov on Twitter
- Follow a collection of “Mental Health Matters” multimedia at Storify.com/MentalHealthGov
This is an important opportunity for our field – we can be tweeting about dialogue while the President and Vice President of the United States are talking about it and encouraging it, joining in and helping shape the very beginning of a promising national conversation on a critically important issue to our nation and our communities.
Please forward this message widely, and join me on Monday in helping spread this exciting call for dialogue!
Details about NCDD’s role in this initiative and how our community can get involved will be available on the NCDD website in the coming days.