Joan's story

Joan’s Story

Joan, 31, is the mother of three girls and the “house mother” for eight boys, at a boarding school for kids abandoned on the streets of Kampala. In this role, Joan is someone the boys can rely on to assist in their daily routines, speak with about a problem, or play a game of soccer.…

StrongMinds Mourns the Loss of Medi Ssengooba

In December, the entire StrongMinds team was deeply saddened when we lost a dear friend and colleague. Medi Ssengooba, who served as a longstanding StrongMinds Uganda Board member and eventually Chair, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on December 14th. Medi lived a remarkable life. He suffered from polio as a child and spent…

Meet Imani:  WNBA Player and Mental Health Advocate

Imani McGee-Stafford, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player for the Atlanta Dream and a mental health advocate, joined StrongMinds in honoring of Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2018. Imani promoted the work of StrongMinds on social media to help raise awareness of the organization and the importance of mental health.  Scroll down to view the…