As the only organization scaling a solution to the depression epidemic in Africa, StrongMinds is laser-focused on impact.
Recovering from Depression
Since starting fieldwork in 2014, StrongMinds has provided group talk therapy to approximately 230,000 women and adolescents in Uganda and Zambia. 80% of clients are depression-free after treatment, and those results are sustained six months post-treatment.
Restoring Hope to Families
When a woman recovers from depression, her family starts to thrive. She becomes more economically productive, while her children eat more regular meals and go to school more often. For every woman who restores her mental health, four members of her household benefit.
Preventing Future Depressive Episodes
Women who complete our StrongMinds therapy groups continue to remain in touch after the conclusion of treatment. Many report that they now have someone to turn to for social and emotional support. They are also better able to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and others and deploy the emotional tools StrongMinds has taught them to prevent future depressive episodes.