I just did my first interview for EARadio with StrongMinds' CEO Sean Mayberry. StrongMinds is a social enterprise focused on treating depression by providing group therapy to African women. Earlier this year, the Happier Lives Institute estimated that StrongMinds' group psychotherapy interventions could be 9x as effective as GiveDirectly's cash transfers for improving well-being.
In the podcast we discuss how Sean got into mental health, StrongMinds’ work-life balance, the benefits and cost effectiveness of group interpersonal psychotherapy, how treating depression can improve other interventions, what it takes to start a charity and change the world, the number one thing Sean wants people to know, and more!
Let me know what you think and who I should interview next (comment, message, or email).
I also have video footage from the interview, but I haven't decided what to do with it yet, so if you have thoughts on that, let me know.