Humanosity says: Access to mental health services is a huge problem, especially in the developing world. This great article from the BBC shows how an unlikely way of tackling depression may have been found in Zimbabwe that uses the collective wisdom of grandmothers….
Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. Depression is the world’s leading cause of disability and it contributes to 800,000 suicides per year, the majority of which occur in developing countries.
It’s not just the number of deaths that occur worldwide. If you factor in the damage done to the lives of the individuals and their families, depression is a condition that needs to be brought out of the shadows. The example discussed in this article is a great example of what can be done with few resources.