Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from depressive disorders, and 85% of those in low-income countries receive no treatment. StrongMinds, through a unique community-based model of talk therapy, can avert one year of severe major depression among vulnerable women and young people in Uganda at a cost of $250 per person.
After a recent re-evaluation, we are even more confident in the effectiveness of their model. We believe their Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy (IPT-G) improves rates of employment, nutrition, physical health, housing and children’s education. They need your help to achieve their mission of treating 80,000 women and adolescents in the coming year, and to scale up significantly. This is a high leverage opportunity to help take StrongMinds' work to the next level.