Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illness
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people with serious mental illness die on average 10-20 years earlier than the general population. “The majority of deaths in these persons are due to preventable physical diseases, especially cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and infections,” says Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director of Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization. “In every country of the world, but particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), serious mental illness is one of the most pervasive yet least addressed health challenges.”
This November 8 – 9, 2018 Fountain House, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Global Mental Health at Columbia University Medical Center, Grand Challenges Canada and citiesRISE, will convene a first-of-its-kind international conference Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illness to drive change and inspire investment and implementation of global, national and local action that improves the lives of people with serious mental illness. The conference is coordinated with technical support of the WHO, and with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), World Psychiatric Association (WPA), World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) and Clubhouse International as collaborating partners.
The Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illness international conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest science, research, best practices and policies that will catalyze and inspire global action to improve the lives of people with serious mental illness.
For more information, visit the main conference website at www.healthierlongerlives.org
November 8-9, 2018
365 Fifth Ave
New York CIty, NY 10016
Registration Now Open
The Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illness international conference will:
- Focus specifically on serious mental illness;
- Present new scientific advances;
- Showcase effective global interventions;
- Engage partners from cross-sector fields; and
- Inspire investment and catalyze action.
The conference will include panels on:
- Integrated care and beyond
- Cities as a locus of action and transformation
- Translational research
- Public/private partnerships
Need help getting there?
In order to ensure equal attendance from across the globe, we are pleased to offer scholarships to exceptional applicants. Scholarships can include registration fees to the conference, as well as financial bursaries to support travel and/or accommodation costs.
Scholarship applications close July 15th. Apply here.