Many people believe that mental health is last or at least should be last on the list of priorities when it comes to international aid and development, but my next guest maintains that it shouldn’t be last, rather it should be first, and making it so would be a very wise investment. And here with us to explain that reasoning is Sean Mayberry, the founder and CEO of StrongMinds. Welcome back to the Business of Giving, Sean.
Social entrepreneurs work to solve many problems such as poverty, education, and the environment. And there are many entrepreneurs from around the world working on the same problems. But then there are those challenges that although they affect tens of millions of people are essentially overlooked and completely ignored. One of those will be the mental health of women in Africa, particularly those suffering from depression. My next guest identified that need and established an organization to address it with some amazing results. He is Sean Mayberry, the founder and executive director of StrongMinds.