On March 23, 2017, the StrongMinds Uganda (SMU) team officially launched its efforts in Iganga District, which is in the Eastern Region of the country. The festive event began with a marching band travelling throughout the heavily populated areas with SMU staff and patients marching behind the band. The parade finished and a crowd…Details
Specioza is a 28 years old woman. Her life in Uganda has not been easy. She was born with a heart valve condition, which has always impacted her life making it more difficult, and sometimes painful, to do things that many find normal. Last year, she was hospitalized for an extended period in Mulago Hospital…Details
The StrongMinds Uganda team held a retreat December 19-21, 2016. The entire team of 47 personnel attended the two-day workshop, held in a serene environment away from office and the bustling city of Kampala to provide peace to staff during the retreat. GOAL The goal of the retreat was to give the Mental Health Facilitators…Details
On Friday, November 25, the StrongMinds Uganda team joined the Ministry of Health to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Day in Kampala. The StrongMinds Uganda stall with team spirit! The pioneers of StrongMinds Uganada’s Peer Therapy were invited to attend. Peer Therapy Group Facilitators with the Department…Details
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…Details
After serving as the Executive Director in Uganda since 2013, Dr. William Kibaalya was able to visit the StrongMinds US office to meet with the entire team face-to-face. Besides working on balancing the 2017 budget, the highlight of William’s trip was eating lobster for the very first time!
MEET WANYAMA, a 41-year-old widow, who lost her husband 4 years ago, and has lost 3 of her children to AIDS. Her depression score at pre- assessment was severe and she had no interest in joining the StrongMinds Talk Therapy Group but the Mental Health Facilitator kept encouraging her to join. During the initial therapy…Details