The Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Dr. Myrna Weissman, a member of the StrongMinds Advisory Board, recently released an updated and expanded edition of her book, The Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. StrongMinds’ work was founded on a randomized control trial of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy that took place in Uganda in 2002, which was conducted by Paul Bolton et al. Dr. Weissman adapted…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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