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…

StrongMinds Selected as Finalist for MIT’s Solve

Solve is Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) initiative to bring together problem-solvers to tackle the world’s pressing problems — StrongMinds is a finalist for the Brain Health global challenge. Sean Mayberry, StrongMinds’ Founder and Executive Director, will pitch our solution to a panel of expert judges and a live audience in New York City on…

Global Mental Health Funding

In April 2017, the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation at the University of Washington released its seminal annual report on development funding for health in low and middle income countries. The report summarizes all bilateral, multilateral, corporate and private philanthropic investment into health throughout the prior calendar year. It also breaks out funding by…

Follow Up Evaluations for Phase 1 & Phase 2

In late 2016, StrongMinds engaged an external team of data collectors to follow up with the very first patients treated by the organization, in 2014 and early 2015. Our goal in revisiting these patients was to understand how they are faring 18 and 24 months after StrongMinds’ therapy ended, both in terms of their mental…

Still We Rise: A Documentary Film

Molly Knight-Raskin, a member of the StrongMinds Advisory Board, recently completed a documentary film on mental health in Liberia.  The film, titled Still We Rise, was directed by Molly Knight-Raskin and Ben Niles, and shares the inspiring story of three young nurses working to tackle mental illness in Liberia. Sean Mayberry, the Executive Director of StrongMinds, served…