Where are we going after ThriveNYC?

Stephen Allison, Vinay Lakra, Tarun Bastiampillai, Jeffrey C. L. Looi

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An Editorial earlier this year described how a US$1 billion mental health and wellbeing initiative in New York City, which began in 2015 and is known as Thrive NYC, aimed to engage every sector of society.1 Despite the large investment, ThriveNYC—in common with other, similar broad based initiatives—failed to translate to tangible mental health benefits for the population or better outcomes for people with the most severe psychiatric illnesses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e24
Number of pages1
JournalThe Lancet Psychiatry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • mental health
  • psychiatric illnesses
  • initiatives
  • government funding


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