“In many African families, it’s really the woman who is the backbone of that household. When she is strong, the family thrives. When she is weak or suffering, the entire family suffers.” – Sean Mayberry
This is one of the many key insights about mental health in Africa shared by our own Sean Mayberry when he recently spoke with Emil Ekvardt from Great.com on their charity podcast. In this episode, the two discuss why depression should be the top of the development agenda in sub-Saharan Africa, and how it impacts every other economic development or healthcare initiative. Sean also addresses the common misconception that poverty causes depression.
We are thrilled that Great.com invited us to join their podcast. Great.com is an organization that is changing the way people think about charity, development, and organizations. They’re leading the next generation of charitable giving with their completely remote and radically transparent charity. Find out more.1