1 in 4 African Women Suffer From Depression
85% have no access to treatment and whole communities are affected.
How Our Programs Work
Group talk therapy for depression ends the isolation and stigma for women in Africa.
End the Silent Epidemic
Help us treat 2 million African women with depression by 2025.

STRONGMINDS: TREATING DEPRESSION AT SCALE IN AFRICA

0
Treated for Depression by StrongMinds
0
Currently in Talk Therapy Groups
0
Trained Peer Facilitators
0%
Depression Free at Conclusion of Treatment
0%
Depression Free 6-months Post Treatment
0%
Decrease in Unemployment

OUR GOAL: TREAT 2 MILLION BY 2025

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.

The Methodology

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.

The New York Times called the work of StrongMinds

Join Our StrongMinds Mailing List

UNDERSTANDING THE NEED WITH SEAN MAYBERRY

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.

StrongMinds grew from the conviction of Sean Mayberry, a former diplomat and social marketer, that mental health is often overlooked in international development with devastating results.

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.