Hopeful Cities is a campaign to operationalize hope within a city. It is driven by Mayors or other key political leaders, and showcases a commitment to mental health and hope. The aim is to drive residents to take the free 5 Day Global Hope Challenge, teach hope in schools, provide a concise list of resources available in each city, and ensure residents know who to go to if in crisis.
We have a global mental health crisis on our hands, with anxiety and depression at all-time highs. Hope is a known protective factor, so we must educate on the science of hope and inspire all to practice hope skills daily.