The Global Fund for Mental Health is honored to be a partner of the 2019 Five Boro Bike Tour.
Five Boro Bike Tour
In any given year, about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. — that’s 43.8 million, or 18.5% — experiences a mental disorder. Worldwide, mental and behavioral disorders account for approximately 7.4 percent of the global burden of disease, and represent the leading cause of disability—accounting for 22.2% of years lived with disability globally. It’s estimated that more than 75% of people with severe mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries receive no treatment for their disorders, and even in high-income countries, 35-50% of such individuals never receive care.
Through cutting edge research, training, and advocacy, Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Program works to address the profound gaps that exist in mental health understanding and services around the globe. Their singular aim: to alleviate the global burden of disease inflicted by mental illness.
This year, the Global Fund for Mental Health is proud to support the Global Mental Health Program’s pioneering work by sponsoring a team in this year’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour. All proceeds from your ride are tax-deductible and will support thoughtful, comprehensive, and innovative research and program initiatives around the world that benefit millions of people suffering from psychological distress.
Join us! As a Global Fund for Mental Health team member, you’ll enjoy:
- An “early start” on the morning of the ride — allowing you ample time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the route,
- A light breakfast before we set out,
- Lunch in a special tour hospitality area,
- A souvenir t-shirt and cap, and
- The satisfaction (and associated tax deduction) of supporting worldwide advances in mental health treatment.
And click below to ride with us.Register to ride with our team here