Text, Talk, Act: It's Back! April 24, 2014
The process takes one hour. The result can last a lifetime!
On April 24th, join Creating Community Solutions in a nationwide discussion on mental health….via your cell phone! All over the country, on the same day, people will get together in small groups for one-hour discussions on mental health.
The process is simple: join 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues and text “start” to 89800. Your group will then receive polling questions, discussion questions, and process suggestions via text messaging.
“Text, Talk, Act on Mental Health” is designed to engage high school and college students in particular, using technology that is ubiquitous in their lives. Results from the live polling questions will be tabulated almost instantly, so that people will be able to see how participants across the country responded. The discussion questions will provide a safe space for candid dialogue on mental health, one of the most critical and misunderstood public issues we face. The process will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss actions they can take to strengthen mental health on their campuses and in their communities.
Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health is an hour-long event that uses text messaging to get people talking about mental health and encourage them to take action. Through this event, young people can have a conversation with their peers and give voice to an issue that can otherwise be difficult for them to speak about.
- At any time on April 24th, gather 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues;
- Text "start" to 89800; and
- Receive polling and discussion questions via text messaging while having a face-to-face dialogue with your group.
To learn more, check out the Creating Community Solutions FAQs and watch the video from the December event:
- Click here to register for this event!
Sample Social Media Messages
Apr 24: 1 hour. 4 people. 1 phone. That's all it takes to be part of #TextTalkAct because #MentalHealthMatters! bit.ly/texttalkact
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Let's strengthen mental health on campuses & in communities. Take part in #TextTalkAct because #MentalHealthMatters! bit.ly/texttalkact
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Join us for a nationwide text-enabled dialogue on mental health on April 24. All you need is 1 hour, 4 people, and at least 1 phone. [insert infographic]
Mental health is one of the most critical and misunderstood public issues we face. Let's have a candid dialogue to think about actions we can each take to strengthen mental health on our campuses and in our communities. Join us on April 24 for a one-hour dialogue on mental health. bit.ly/texttalkact
Text, Talk, Act is back! So whether you missed the event on Dec. 5 or you want talk about mental health with a new group of people, join us for another text-enabled dialogue on April 24. Visit bit.ly/texttalkact to learn more, and don't forget to spread the word!
Across the country, people will get together for one-hour small-group discussions on mental health. Each group will have polling questions, discussion questions, and facilitation suggestions delivered to them by text message. Interested? Join us on April 24! bit.ly/texttalkact