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When Ester was depressed, she felt constantly fatigued. “I couldn’t do a lot of things. I couldn’t even eat because I was very depressed.” But after enrolling in StrongMinds therapy, life turned around. “I’m able to make my samosas sell, and I’m able to look nice. I’m able to bathe, and I’m also able to take care of my household,” Ester said. “The teachings from the therapy are really embedded in me. I’ve learned a lot of things from StrongMinds. Even when I want to fail to do something, now I pick up because of the strength that I got from the therapy.”