Improving the Mental Health of Women in Africa

StrongMinds empowers impoverished African women by treating depression at scale and enables these women and their families to lead more healthy, productive, and satisfying lives.

StrongMinds is a social enterprise founded in early 2013 that provides life-changing mental health services to impoverished African women.  Since many African women cannot even begin to tackle issues like poverty and economic development until they overcome depression, StrongMinds has initially focused on treating women who suffer from this pervasive and debilitating mental illness.  By adapting a proven therapeutic model, StrongMinds is the only organization scaling a cost-effective solution to the depression epidemic in Africa. We are guided by an ambitious and unique goal of treating two million depressed African women by 2025—enabling these women and their families to lead more healthy, productive and satisfying lives. StrongMinds presently operates in Uganda, a post-conflict and highly impoverished country, where 1 out of every 4 women suffers from depression.

OUR MISSION is to improve the mental health of women in Africa.

OUR GOAL is to treat and improve the lives of two million African women with depression by the year 2025.

OUR VISION is for every African woman suffering from depression to have access to mental health treatment, which enables her and her family to lead healthy, productive and satisfying lives.

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