StrongMinds in The News

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…

Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

Episode 34 Interview with Sean Mayberry, CEO of Strong Minds Sean Mayberry is the CEO of Strong Minds an organisation that provide access to mental health services for impoverished Africans by helping people suffering from major depression return to becoming productive members of their communities. Previously Sean was the CEO for FXB International (2011-2013) and…

TEDx Debuts at Maplewood Library with ‘Depression in Africa: Why Should We Care?’

By The Village Green NJ of Maplewood & South Orange We’ve all watched those TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks on YouTube, with big names from Bill Gates to Monica Lewinsky covering topics ranging from innovation to cyber-bullying to education to environment to you-name-it. The “short, powerful” speeches — usually 18-minutes-or-less in length — have become a global phenomenon. Now a version…

Depression in Developing Countries

BY SREEJA KODALI for YALE GLOBAL HEALTH REVIEW Worldwide Prevalence of Diagnosed Clinical Depression. Source: Max Fisher, Washington Post In his book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Andrew Solomon, describes the “worst case of depression” he had ever seen. Maggie Robbins, charming and “always so lustrous with energy,” in her deepest depression, was…

A Depression-Fighting Strategy That Could Go Viral

A Depression-Fighting Strategy That Could Go Viral By Tina Rosenberg, New York Times, December 4, 2014 When Ebola ends, the people who have suffered, who have lost loved ones, will need many things. They will need ways to rebuild their livelihoods. They will need a functioning health system, which can ensure that future outbreaks do…