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 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.
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.