In a rigorous study in Goa, India, Patel found that young women could learn basic psychotherapy skills and go on to help people with depression at least as well as local clinics would have. Now he’s advising the Indian government on incorpor­ating these lay counselors into the national health system. We talked to Patel about why this strategy is necessary for poor countries—and how wealthy countries could benefit too.

via How to Treat Depression When Psychiatrists Are Scarce – Wired Science.