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Part of President Obama’s National Dialogue on Mental Health, Creating Community Solutions was designed and implemented through an alliance of six organizations: AmericaSpeaks, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, Everyday Democracy, the National Issues Forums Institute, NCDD, and the University of Arizona’s National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Adding Art to Public Meetings

We hope you’ll take a moment to read this inspiring article about the power of art in public meetings – and in this case, the art of words – from our friends at AmericaSpeaks. You can read it below or find the original post on their blog by clicking here. The Power of Spoken Word We have facilitated hundreds of public meetings over the past 18 years. All are memorable in their own right, but some have special moments that are unforgettable. At our Creating Community Solutions […] (continue)

Developing “Text, Talk, and Act”: A new strategy for combining ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ engagement

NCDD members may be interested in contributing to the development of a new public engagement process that will roll out in December as part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. “Text, Talk, and Act” has been developed by Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC), the other members of the National Dialogue’s Creating Community Solutions partnership, and the directors of two civic technology nonprofits: Michelle Lee of Textizen and Michael Smith of United Americans. Sandy Heierbacher of NCDD, Raquel Goodrich of the National […] (continue)

Birmingham Joins Mental Health Conversation with NIFI

In addition today’s exciting news about the Text, Talk, Act project, we are pleased to share more good news about the Creating Community Solutions effort. This post comes from our partners at the National Issues Forums Institute, sharing the recent announcement that they will be helping the city of Birmingham, AL engage its public in mental health issues. Read more below, or find the original post here.  On November 1, 2013, Birmingham City Mayor William Bell hosted a press conference where he announced the launch of a […] (continue)

Join us for “Text, Talk, Act” on Mental Health

On December 5th, we encourage all NCDD members to participate in the first-ever, nationwide text-enabled dialogue on mental health. All you need is 1 hour, 4 people, and at least 1 phone. This is a project of Creating Community Solutions — a collaborative effort led by the National Institute for Civil Discourse, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, AmericaSpeaks, Everyday Democracy, National Issues Forums Institute, and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (with many, many partner organizations signed on — including some of you!). We’re excited to be […] (continue)

Report Back on Mental Health in Kansas City

As you may know, NCDD is involved in the Creating Community Solutions mental health project, and we hope you will take a moment to read a recent update that our partners at AmericaSpeaks shared on their blog. On Saturday, September 21, the Creating Community Solutions effort of the National Dialogue on Mental Health hosted a successful all-day town meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting was part of the collaborative effort lead by the National Institute for Civil Discourse. It was organized and managed by a veteran […] (continue)

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. Join 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 […] (continue)

Write-up on mental health dialogues in Sacramento and Albuquerque

We hope you will take a moment to check out the following update on the Creating Community Solutions dialogue series from Carol Lukensmeyer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, an NCDD organizational member.  This article was cross-posted with permission from Joe Goldman of the Democracy Fund. You can read the post in full below or find the original here: www.democracyfund.org/blog/entry/guest-post-creating-community-solutions. NCDD is one of the main partners in this national dialogue effort, and we encourage you to get involved by hosting local dialogues or joining […] (continue)

Online dialogues on mental health with Zilino

This post was submitted by Tim Bonnemann of Intellitics, Inc., an NCDD organizational member, via the Add-to-Blog form. By now I’m sure everybody here has heard about the Creating Community Solutions initiative, part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health (if not, check the NCDD blog to catch up). My company, Intellitics, is working on an offering to support communities across the country that want to host online dialogues on the issue that are time-bound and outcome-oriented and closely follow the official discussion guide and other […] (continue)

Mental health dialogues happening tomorrow in Sacramento and Albuquerque

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 […] (continue)

Don’t miss our upcoming Creating Community Solutions webinars!

There are two webinars being held this week to provide technical assistance for those interested in organizing dialogues as part of Creating Community Solutions. We’ve chosen some great presenters for these webinars, and I encourage you to participate if you’re even just considering getting involved in the national dialogue on mental health. Here’s more info on both webinars: Recruiting Large, Diverse Numbers of Participants – Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern How can you engage large, diverse numbers of people – including people […] (continue)