Depression is the most prevalent mental illness in the developing world. In Africa, it’s devastating: 66 million women are suffering.
The great majority have no medical services to turn to for help.
StrongMinds uses its own unique depression intervention, which is based on Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy. The StrongMinds approach is a low-cost, proven methodology that has reduced depression symptoms for over 80% of the women treated in Uganda. We have helped thousands African women, and by extension their families, get back their lives.
StrongMinds’ Executive Director Sean Mayberry speaks to the devastation of depression in Africa and how StrongMinds is the only organization in Africa working to end this silent epidemic for millions of women.
While living and working in Africa for nearly a decade implementing HIV/AIDS and malaria programs, Sean saw firsthand the struggles and lack of access to treatment for those suffering from mental illness and was inspired to find a solution.