Health care, veterans’ mental health and at-risk teen populations highlighted at forum, moderated by Deborah Taylor Tate
Building Community through Technology
Third session of Leadership and Civility in a Digital Age
April 12, 7 p.m., Ezell Center
This third meeting of the four-part community forum exploring how digital technology is impacting leadership, community and citizenship will feature Carter Andrews, Nashville entrepreneur and founder of Not Alone, an organization that provides mental health services through the Internet for soldiers and their families impacted by combat stress.
Soldiers suffering from PTSD often have also lost trust in the institutions set up to support them. Internet support groups allow them to help each other as well as allowing Not Alone to bring mental health services directly into their home where it is private and familiar. Such services are certainly needed, in the past four months, the number of soldiers based at Fort Campbell using Not Alone services have increased from 10 to 88.
Deborah Taylor Tate, as an FCC commissioner from 2005-2009, was a leading voice on technological issues affecting families and children. She advises numerous national nonprofit organizations including Common Sense Media and serves on the board of HealthStream, a leading provider of online health care learning and research solutions. She is past chair of the board of directors of Centerstone, the nation’s largest, behavioral healthcare organization.
|WHEN:||Tuesday, April 12
|WHERE:||Ezell Center, Room 301
One University Park Drive, Nashville, 37204
The Leadership and Civility in a Digital Age speaker series is presented by Lipscomb University’s Nelson & Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership and Department of Communication and Journalism and by Centerstone.