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World Psychiatric Association’s new 2017-2020 Action Plan features citiesRISE as key partner in achieving bold mental health vision

Berlin, Germany – 12 October 2017 – The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) today inaugurated its new president, Helen Herrman, and launched its 2017-2020 Action Plan that sets a bold new agenda for how psychiatrists can elevate their role in addressing global mental health challenges through collaborative action and stronger links to communities around the world.

From the Field

Celebrating our new brand, citiesRISE

We believe that healthy minds unleash the hidden potential of communities – to that end, we are thrilled to unveil a new brand for our initiative (formerly called “mhNOW”) that will allow us to unleash that potential: citiesRISE.


How can cities help close the global mental health gap? – City Metric

Cities have an inherent creativity, energy, and entrepreneurial capacity that captivate millions of people. Such characteristics are frequently identified as a boon for startups and businesses, but their reach goes much farther. Urban ecosystems have great potential as solution hubs for a less-discussed area: mental health.