Community Conversation About Mental Health

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The community is invited to attend a presentation called “Civility in Conversations.” This event is intended to be an interactive presentation exploring the importance of civility and civil discourse in addressing the challenges of mental health issues we face both from an individual perspective as well as public engagement. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave. The event is hosted by the City of Ames featuring speaker Scott Raecker, Executive Director of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University.

Raecker will lead this interactive presentation, incorporating key strategies that will focus on how we each play a role in creating a culture of civility. Participants will engage with research-based strategies to enhance individual actions that create a culture of civility that is motivated by relationship building, integrity, respect, and accountability.


This event supports Ames City Council’s goal to identify opportunities to improve mental and physical wellness together with community partners, and is the fifth in a series of mental health Community Conversations. These events are free and open to the public.

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Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and City of Ames.

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