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
OUR GOAL: TREAT 2 MILLION BY 2025
Depression is the most prevalent mental illness in the developing world. In Africa, it’s devastating: 66 million women are suffering.
The great majority have no medical services to turn to for help.
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 African women, and by extension their families, get back their lives.