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Join us Sept 16th for an online town hall on veterans’ mental health

I want to invite all members of the NCDD community to join us next Monday, September 16th, for a day-long online town hall (10am-7pm Eastern) on veterans mental health on the Civic Commons. This Creating Community Solutions event will be hosted by Congressman Ron Barber (AZ), and is part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health.

RonBarberJoin us on the 16th at www.theciviccommons.com/mentalhealth.

United States Army Veteran Matthew Randle will be joining Congressman Barber to help inform and inspire our online discussion, and NCDD supporting member Kim Crowley will be serving as our lead moderator for the town hall.

The Veterans Mental Health Online Town Hall will be a national conversation in which anyone can participate to discuss veterans’ mental health. Post questions, share your stories, and participate in this online dialogue with the Congressman.

This special event will be publicized heavily by our partners, and we hope it will draw in many more participants to the 6 discussion topics we’re already running at the Civic Commons on mental health, with a great group of volunteer moderators from NCDD.

Why a town hall on veterans’ mental health?

  • Because many of our veterans return home with battle scars that can’t be seen
  • Because families and loved ones sometimes don’t know what to say or how to help
  • Because an average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day
  • Because veterans might not know where to find help
  • Because we don’t often get the chance to talk about this important public issue civilly and openly online
  • Because there’s a lot we can learn from each other

For more information…

Visit the event page on the Creating Community Solutions site.  Or just join us on the 16th anytime after 10am Eastern.

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Sandy Heierbacher
Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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