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.
Collective action behind the scenes: browse citiesRISE updates from the field, media, reports, and more.
Take a look at some photos from our recent collaborative efforts around the world, including with partners from the India Law Society to scale up the Atmiyata model as part of the Accelerator work (above).
In September 2017, citiesRISE joined the International Initiative for Leadership in Mental Health (IIMLH)/I-CIRCLE convening composed of cities leaders from the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US that gather each year to discuss mental health city leadership.
What challenges do young people face regarding mental health? What should be the key areas to address on this issue?
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.
citiesRISE organized a panel along with Johnson & Johnson and the Clinton Foundation at the 2017 Smart Cities conference held in New York City, which focused on the importance of mental health in making cities safer, healthier, and more efficient.
A city-driven initiative to close the global mental health gap was launched in New York yesterday, with hopes of capitalising on local networks to support the 450 million people affected worldwide.
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.
Memories of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are vivid for those who lived through the 1980s. It was everywhere and nowhere at the same time…
In September 2016, the Global Development Incubator, BasicNeeds, Johnson & Johnson, Grand Challenges Canada and 20 others committed to launch citiesRISE (formerly mhNOW), a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI) to catalyze, connect, and support cities committed to driving change in the field of mental health.