National Dialogue on Mental Health

National Conference on Mental Health

On June 3rd, President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted the National Conference on Mental Health as part of the Administration's efforts to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness of mental health. The conference brought together people from across the country, including representatives from state and local governments, mental health advocates, educators, health care providers, faith leaders, and individuals who have struggled with mental health problems, to discuss how we can all work together to reduce stigma and help the millions of Americans struggling with mental health problems recognize the importance of reaching out for assistance. To view a video recording of the conference, please visit:

The Department of Health and Human Services' new website contains information on what mental health is, how to recognize mental illness, and provides resources for beginning the conversation about mental health. The website provides links to the social media pages which help to aggregate and share information about mental health. Twitter page:
Use #MentalHealthMatters to join the conversation Facebook page: Storify page:
Use #MentalHealthMatters to share your posts with YouTube channel: