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.
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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.
A global, collective action including private, public, social and philanthropic organizations will be announced to find and accelerate proven solutions that address the unmet need to improve mental health.