Mental Health Africa, (click to listen to BBC)

There’s are few mental health professionals in developing African countries. StrongMinds, a Uganda-based organization, understood that in order to treat the millions of African women suffering from depression, it would have to train laypeople.

Lay facilitators have led group talk-therapy sessions reaching a total of 70,000 women. Over a 12-week period, the women learn to identify the triggers of their depression and devise strategies to overcome them.

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