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Staggering Statistics
About Mental Health in Africa

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Africans are living with mental health conditions.

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Adolescents in Africa live with a mental disorder.

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Africans are suffering from depression.

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Low-income Africans receive no treatment.

Welcome to ICTMH

Promoting Mental Health Across Africa Through Evidence-based Therapies

The Initiative for Cognitive Therapies and Mental Health (ICTMH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving mental health outcomes and promoting well-being through the advancement and application of evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapies. With a focus on accessibility and inclusivity, ICTMH aims to address the diverse mental health needs of individuals and communities across Africa.

Dr. Stephanie Okolo


Mission & Vision

Vision Statement

The vision of the Initiative for Cognitive Therapies and Mental Health (ICTMH) is to create a world where mental well-being is prioritized, and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapies are accessible to all individuals across Africa, empowering them to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Initiative for Cognitive Therapies and Mental Health (ICTMH) is to advance the understanding, prevention, and treatment of mental health challenges through the promotion and implementation of evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapies. We aim to foster collaboration, education, and research to improve mental health outcomes and enhance well-being for individuals and communities across Africa.

What We Do

Training & Capacity Building

We recognize the importance of equipping mental health professionals with the latest knowledge, skills, and tools to provide the highest quality of care to their clients.

Public Awareness Campaigns

We are committed to reducing stigma and promoting mental health awareness across Africa.

Research Initiatives

At ICTMH, we are dedicated to advancing the understanding of cognitive, behavioral, and other forms of therapies in African contexts.

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Embark on a transformative journey with ICTMH as a valued member. Gain access to evidence-based therapies, training programs, and a network of like-minded individuals committed to mental health advocacy.

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Mental Health Articles

CBT vs. other types of therapy

CBT vs. other types of therapy

There are many types of therapy available to people. The best type of therapy for someone may depend on the

What can CBT do?

What can CBT do?

During a course of CBT, a person can learn to: Develop an awareness of automatic, unhelpful thoughts Challenge underlying assumptions

Changing distortions and perceptions

Changing distortions and perceptions

CBT aims to transform ways of thinking and behaving that stand in the way of how a person would like

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