Category Archives: Forum Resources

Join the National Conversation About Mental Health

The American Library Association Center for Civic Life is a partner in this effort announced by the White House to launch a national conversation titled: Creating Community Solutions.  We urge libraries across the country to participate.  Some are already on board.

The Creating Community Solutions site includes a map where you can locate local initiatives.  You can also find people who can lead the discussion in your community.  A dialogue guide will be available soon.  Be sure to sign up as a participant if you plan to host a conversation locally or participate in an online dialogue.  For more information, see the Creating Community Solutions web site at:  Attached is an FAQ about the initiative.

FAQs on Creating Community Solutions – final

National Issues Forums Posts Resource Links for Deliberating About Violence and Mental Health.

Some Resources for Deliberating about Violence from the National Issues Forums Institute

The National Issues Forum Institute has developed a beginning collection of resources that may  help those who would like to deliberate about violence, and/or to frame violence-related issues at:

NIFI also has posted a link to a new issue guide about Mental Health Care from the Kansas State University Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy in association with the National Alliance on Mental Illness at: