TED Talk: Why I train grandmothers to treat depression

2017Dixon Chibanda, TED talk

“Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe - for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, learn more about the friendship bench program, which trains grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy and brings care, and hope, to those in need.”

Key wordscommunity crisis / community reconstruction / disaster / mental health / post-traumatic stress disorder / psychosocial intervention / reconstruction / redress / therapy / women

CountriesGlobal / Zimbabwe