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…

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…

mhNOW Press Release

Global and community leaders announce mhNOW initiative will engage 30 cities by 2030 to close the mental health gap Multi-stakeholder Commitment to Action announced by private, public, and philanthropic organizations at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting NEW YORK, NY – September 20, 2016 – Global and community leaders across sectors made a Commitment to Action for “mental…

Dealing with depression the StrongMinds way

By Fergal Byrne of the Pioneers Post Statistics show that between 76% and 85% of people with severe mental disorder in low and middle-income countries receive no treatment. In Africa, the impact on families is particularly pronounced when women are suffering from depression. Culturally, women are the backbone of African families. Research shows that when an African…