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THE STRONGMINDS UGANDA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In early 2014, StrongMinds implemented our first group talk therapy program in Uganda, near the capital of Kampala.  The model used Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) facilitated by lay community workers.  IPT-G is a proven technique that focuses on the interpersonal relationship of depressed group members. The therapy utilizes a structured  sessions held weekly for 12-weeks to help group members identify and manage their interpersonal difficulties, depression triggers, and ultimately reducing their symptoms of depression.  

STRONGMINDS: TREATING DEPRESSION AT SCALE IN AFRICA

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Treated for Depression by StrongMinds
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Currently in Talk Therapy Groups
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Trained Peer Facilitators
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Depression-Free at Conclusion of Treatment
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Depression-Free 6 months Post Treatment
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Decrease in Unemployment

How It Works

StrongMinds uses its own unique depression intervention, which is based on Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy.  The StrongMinds approach is a low-cost, proven methodology that has reduced depression symptoms for over 80% of the women treated in Uganda.  We have helped thousands Ugandan women, and by extension their families, get back their lives.

Our goal is to treat 2 million African women with depression by 2025 by scaling our efforts.

StrongMinds Uganda Team

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RESOURCES

Here are some great resources that will help you better understand depression and the impact on the lives of these women and their families in Africa.

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