Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health

NOW ANNOUNCING: Text, Talk, Act back by popular demand this Fall 2014!

Join Creating Community Solutions and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation in this innovative event!


Whether you're just hearing about it or you've done it before, we hope you'll join us this fall. 


The process takes one hour. The result can last a lifetime. 


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. 


Text, Talk, Act helps impact the way people think and talk about mental health. Participants in a previous event said: 





This event is geared toward young people, but people of all ages can participate and benefit from it. It's simple: 
  1. At any time between September 2nd and the end of October, gather 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues;
  2. Text "start" to 89800; and
  3. Receive polling and discussion questions via text messaging while having a face-to-face dialogue with your group. 

Born This Way Foundation is partnering with CCS on this effort. Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world. Several of the Foundation’s Youth Advisory Board members are also joining this effort as youth organizers, who are helping to spread the word of Text, Talk, Act amongst their friends and throughout their schools.


BE IN THE KNOW! Sign up to receive reminders and information about the fall Text, Talk, Act event as it becomes available: CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE REMINDERS 


​To learn more, check out our FAQs and watch our video: 

Gonna hold a Text, Talk, Act event? Put Your Pin on the Map!

Make a statement and put your pin on the map! (After logging in/creating an account, click on the "Add your dialogue to the map" button)

Tweets About #TextTalkAct

Check out the LIVE Twitter Stream of Text, Talk, Acters!

Put the "ACT" in Text, Talk, Act

Want to do more to end the silence on mental health? Check out our additional resources for how you can stay engaged!





If you'd like to find an event for May's Mental Health Awareness Month, please visit our Events Page

If you'd like to find information on mental health resources, please visit our Resources Page

If you'd like ideas on things you can do to make a difference, please visit our Continue the Dialogue page

Text, Talk, Act Youth Organizers

We are pleased to announce that we've teamed up with Active Minds, the Born This Way Foundation, and all of YOU to identify some fantastic young people around the country to help organize Text Talk Act events in their communities.  Please meet our youth organizers by clicking here.  Also, check out their great organizing tips for how to get your own Text, Talk, Act started!