Sacramento Mental Health Dialogue

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Sacramento residents participated in a “National Dialogue on Mental Health” in July, and a TV special documenting the discussion and the call to find community-based solutions to mental health needs can be seen on Access Sacramento beginning Saturday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Assemblymember Roger Dickinson were among the 350 community residents who gathered to discuss ways of breaking down misperceptions about mental health issues and to promote recovery and healthy communities.

Access Sacramento’s Hometown TV special is hosted by Sacramento’s Isaac Gonzalez who helps interview the presenters in documenting the day. Additional interviews are done by Rick Stewart and Erika Bradley.

The hour-long special can first be seen at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 in Sacramento County on Comcast and SureWest Cable Channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.  For those not in Sacramento County, the program can be seen on the Internet from  Additional replays are listed below.

A nationwide call to action by President Obama in the area of mental health triggered the Sacramento event, sponsored by the “Creating Community Solutions” organization.

Information about how to participate in the National Dialogue with printable discussion guides can be found at

A full report on the results of the Sacramento dialogue is available for download from

Additional Access Sacramento replays are scheduled:

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 12:00 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Monday Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. (Internet only)

Tuesday Dec. 10 at 1:00 a.m.