Support the national dialogue by getting involved and building awareness of mental health problems in your community.
Community conversations are taking place across the country, and give people a chance to learn more about mental health issues. People who participate in these conversations discuss issues related to the mental health of young people, and decide how they might take action to improve mental health in their families, schools, and communities. Find one in your area .
Use the following tools to start a conversation about mental health in your own community.
The Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health is designed to be a resource to help those interested in holding a conversation about mental health. It is comprised of three parts described below, that will help communities and groups plan and facilitate a dialogue about mental health.
These organizations can help you organize a community event, locate speakers with mental health expertise, offer information on mental health services, or provide peer and family supports.
Use the following social media tools and online resources to keep the conversations about mental health going in your community.
See highlights from local events, activities from partner organizations and the online conversation from the national dialogue on the MentalHealth.gov Storify page.