Sean Mayberry

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Executive Director
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Sean is a former U.S. diplomat, corporate executive and social marketer who believes there are simple and cost-effective interventions which can improve mental health in Africa. Sean has implemented HIV/AIDS and malaria programs in Africa for over a decade, and saw firsthand the struggles of the mentally ill. His passion for mental health is deeply rooted in personal experiences of supporting those close to him who suffer from mental illness.

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Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders

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StrongMinds improves the mental health of low-income and marginalized women and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa by providing free, group talk therapy delivered by lay community mental health workers.
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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StrongMinds: Taking an innovative therapy to an unprecedented scale

John Drain and Sean Mayberry from StrongMinds explain how local context and culture impact scalability