In this Ted Talk video, co-founder and CEO of the Shamiri Institute Tom Osborn shares how he is re-defining mental healthcare. The Shamiri Institute is an organization based in Nairobi, Kenya which delivers community focused mental healthcare, for-youth and by-youth.
Youth lay providers are trained to provide evidence-based support to their peers through a tiered model. Osborn describes that this support is delivered without formal diagnoses, rather focusing on character building, strengthening autonomy, and improving overall well-being.
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