Food for Thought & NAMI COSP*
Launches National Dialogue on Mental Health—Creating Community Solutions
National Dialogue on Mental Health
President Barack Obama called a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House in June 2013, as part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness of mental health. The National Institute for Civil Discourse was one of the organizations tasked with engaging citizens and maintaining an informational website www.creatingcommunitysolutions.org to help promote meaningful community dialogues on creating solutions for mental health issues.
These dialogues aim to foster partnerships between the public and mental health professionals, law enforcement, schools and other professionals in order to create innovative local community-based solutions.
The goal of Colorado’s Creating Community Solutions program (CCS) is to involve thousands of citizens through local meetings, social media and live broadcasts to identify, prioritize and develop mental health action plans around the state by June, 2014.
TO GET INVOLVED: Contact Food for Thought—719-213-7375 firstname.lastname@example.org
*National Alliance for Mental Illness Colorado Springs
Date: June 19, 2014 (tentative)
CSDF Everybody Welcome
Date: August 10, 2014
Location: America the Beautiful Park
Time: Noon - 4 pm
for more information contact: email@example.com
CHAMPION OF DIVERSITY MEMBERS
A Music Company, Dennis Apuan, Michael Berniger, Queen Brown, Citizens Project, Colorado Springs Branch NAACP, Gary Fornander, John Fuller, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Teressa Hill, Fletcher Howar, Michelle Irelan, Cecelia Jacobs,
Jan-Pro of Southern Colorado, Jody Alyn Consulting, Pikes Peak Community College, Victoria and Mel Schwab, Ellen Slavitz, Lori Williams