mhNOW is an unprecedented challenge to cities around the world to close the global mental health gap by catalyzing and networking collective actions among leaders in every sector
Cities: Catalysts for innovation
mhNOW is the first comprehensive platform to address the global mental health gap at scale. It is a challenge to the cities of the world to create and nurture collaborations that cut across formal and informal sectors and to accelerate the most innovative global solutions.
The mental health gap is one of the world’s most devastating and under-resourced problems, affecting people far beyond the narrow boundaries of health care. It’s an issue in schools, in workplaces, in prisons, in homes. It affects people in their daily lives, on the streets, from the most privileged to the most marginalized. It profoundly impacts the young, setting the stage for a lifetime of difficulty and too often tragedy. Its effects can be seen on livelihoods, productivity, and even on whole economies.