Mental Health Task Force Listening Sessions

Listening Sessions Announcement

The Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force will hold two Public Listening Sessions on February 24th and 25th in the Chapel Hill Town Council Chambers. The purpose of these sessions is to enable Task Force members to hear from consumers of mental health services, those who are on the front lines in the mental health field, those who work in allied fields and community members at large.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

§  Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

§  Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

These sessions seek to open a community dialogue on the pressing issue of the state of mental health services in the area. We invite all who are interested in presenting their views to the Task Force to:

§  Join us on February 24th or 25th to make a 3-minute statement (sign up that evening on a first-come, first-served basis;

§  Submit a written statement to the Task Force at a listening session or by email (mintern@townofchapelhill.org) or mail/delivery to Mayor’s Office, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

§  Submit a post to the Task Force blog (see below);

Persons who are organizing a group presentation and wish to speak beyond the 3-minute limit are requested to make prior arrangements through the Mayor’s Office (968-2714).

Together the community and the Task Force can identify important issues related to mental health service delivery in our area and identify potential strategies for change or improvement. As part of our effort to create a community dialogue, we have also developed a blog at https://mentalhealthnc.wordpress.com/, where we invite all members of the community to offer feedback and comments.

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