Meet a Psychiatrist Who Trains Grandmothers to Help Treat Depression
Grandmothers are traditionally some of the most caring and comforting forces in our lives, and these characteristics make them ideal practitioners for the important role, says Dixon Chibanda. In his home country of Zimbabwe, Dixon is one of just 12 psychiatrists trying to serve over 16 million people. Obviously, this ratio is quite limiting and leaves many untreated. So he’s filling that gap with a new approach—training grandmothers in evidence-based therapy so they can help their loved ones and community members in need.