This 12-minute TED Talk by psychiatrist, Dixon Chibanda, is an amazing look at how he is helping Zimbabwe fight depression by utilizing the grandmothers in the community. Upon realizing the shortage of psychiatrists, he thought creatively on how they could best help those dealing with depression in his country. People across Zimbabwe are being helped by park bench conversations with this trained women. This talk is so fascinating to me and I am excited to use it with my students. This successful program is one that is now being introduced in the New York City.
This TED Talk would be great for an opener during your Unit 12 Abnormal Psych or Unit 13 Treatment of Psychological Disorders. It would also be beneficial in a Health class or Life Skills class. I have included 10 questions for students to follow along with as they watch the video. I have included an answer key for your convenience.
I also know that topic can bring up feelings or struggles that some of our own students might be dealing with or have dealt with in the past. This lesson is also one that can bring up great conversation or help students open up about their own struggles. I included the Suicide Hotline phone number on the worksheet because we never know who might need it.
This lesson is also included in an AP Psychology 5 Pack Bundle! AP Psychology 5 Pack Bundle Unit 10-14