Community Action Plan Meeting
The DC Action Plan Review meeting will be Saturday, February 22nd, from 10am-12:30pm. Please check back for the location. The venue will be either downtown or within walking distance of a convenient Metro station near downtown.
To register for the meeting, please click HERE.
Donations Needed for DC's Action Plan
If you wish to make a donation to the Action Plan that Washington, DC will be implementing as a result of the Community Conversation, please click "Donate" below. Donations are tax-deductible through the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.
About DC's Community Dialogue
On Saturday, October 12, 2013, over 400 District residents, advocates, providers, and public officials from Washington, DC joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to take part in a local and national dialogue on mental health. At the event, participants worked together to envision a community action plan focused on addressing mental health needs and combating stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need.
Mayor Gray welcomed meeting participants, noting that mental illness touches our whole community and many of our families. He emphasized the importance of promoting healthy communities and addressing mental health issues and barriers to treatment through honest and open conversation. Developing a community-wide action plan to address mental health, he said, is an important step toward creating the kind of city in which we all want to live.
For an overview of the meeting, please see the following links:
Summary Report (PDF) - provides an overview of the day-long meeting, including polling results.
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) - the complete slide presentation shown during the meeting.
Theme Team Slides (PDF) - the themes from each of the meeting's discussion sections.
Participant Guide (PDF) - background materials provided to participants during the meeting.
Media Coverage of the Meeting:
District of Columbia Planning Team and Partners
Executive Office of the Mayor, Vincent C. Gray, Mayor
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
Department of Mental Health
Office of Community Affairs
Total Family Care
DC Behavioral Health Association
Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s Youth Investment Trust
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
When you need to talk, we'll listen 24-hour access helpline 1-888-7WE-HELP; www.dmh.dc.gov