Fall 2017 Images

Our favorite photos from a recent StrongMinds Therapy Group sessions in Uganda.  The women were proud to share their success stories about how they have overcome their depression and are now able to care for themselves and in most cases their families. Click on the image to see a larger view of the picture and…

Why Depression in Africa?

Depression is the leading cause of disability globally. More than 25% African women are suffering from depression and 85% have no access to mental health treatment. StrongMinds is the only organization focused on scaling a solution to the depression epidemic in Africa through its proven group talk therapy programs. Depression affects every aspect of a woman’s…

Summer 2017 Images

Here are a few of our more recent favorite photos from the field during recent StrongMinds Therapy Group sessions.   These women are discussing their triggers for depression and thinking about solutions together for their problems.  This approach allows the women to understand they are not alone in their struggles.  Use the arrows to scroll through…

10 Solvers selected @ MIT Solve’s Brain Health Challenge

Winners of the 2017 Brain Health Challenge by MIT Solve, selected on September 17th, 2017 By: Alvaro Fernandez Yesterday, after a day of great pitches and tough decisions, the Judges @ MIT Solve’s Brain Health Challenge selected 10 Winners (called “Solvers”) developing non-invasive, non-pharmacological, scalable technology solutions that: Empower people to improve their overall brain health and fitness, mental…

StrongMinds’ Solution Selected at MIT’s Solve

Solve is Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) initiative to bring together problem-solvers to tackle the world’s most pressing problems through open innovation and partnership. Over 950 applications were submitted and 68 were chosen as finalists to pitch their solution to a panel of expert judges in New York City on Sunday, September 17.  Sean Mayberry,…

Maplewood’s StrongMinds to Pitch at MIT’s ‘Solve Initiative’

From The Village Green of Maplewood and South Orange The following is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT’s new Solve initiative recently announced the finalists for the Global Challenge Finals live pitch event during the United Nations General Assembly Week. Sixteen innovators and entrepreneurs, including Maplewood-based solution team StrongMinds, were selected as finalists for the Brain…

StrongMinds: Treating Depression in Uganda

By Marc Gunther of Nonprofit Chronicles.  Uganda has about 30 psychiatrists. New York City and its suburbs have about 41,000. So depression in Uganda can’t be treated the way it is in New York. Turns out, that may be a good thing. StrongMinds, a fledgling nonprofit founded in 2013, organizes self-help groups to treat depression among poor women…