Council Holding Virtual Town Hall on Mental Health

The Montgomery County Council will host a virtual town hall meeting on mental health on Tuesday, March 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Council is looking to get feedback from residents about their views, experiences and suggestions for mental health resources and support in the county:

  • Breaking down misperceptions about mental health issues and promoting recovery and a healthy community;
  • Finding innovative community-based solutions to mental health needs;
  • Developing clear steps for our community to address mental health needs that complement existing government services and the outstanding work of our existing community partners.

“Two years into the pandemic, the mental health needs of our entire community have dramatically increased. Support for the ongoing anxiety, stress, grief, loss, and collective trauma our residents are experiencing every day is a priority of mine as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and all my Council Colleagues,” said Council President Gabe Albornoz on a press release. “So, on Monday, March 1st at 7 p.m., we are holding a Mental Health Town Hall to hear directly from you on this topic, as we will be listening carefully and hear from our community partners invested in this work who will share their support and resources.”

You can register for the virtual town hall here.

The council is also encouraging residents to fill out a survey to provide additional feedback. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Fill out the English survey here.

More information on the town hall meeting can be found on the Council’s webpage.

The virtual Mental Health Town Hall meeting will be streamed live on the Council’s web page via YouTube (MoCoCouncilMD) and on Facebook Live (MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil) and can also be watched on County Cable Montgomery on channels 30 (Fios), 1056 (RCN) and 996 (Xfinity).

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