Discover our comprehensive collection of insightful studies and detailed whitepapers, showcasing the scientific foundation and efficacy of our mental health interventions.
At Shamiri Health, we pride ourselves on a data-driven approach, underpinned by robust clinical trials, user data, and cohort analysis. This post delves into the evidence supporting the efficacy of our three core elements: community, low-touch therapy, and tiered caregiving.
In a randomized control trial, 103 youths aged 13–18 in Kenya participated in either the Shamiri-Digital intervention or a control condition focusing on study skills. Both interventions were delivered electronically within school settings.
In a significant randomized clinical trial involving 413 youths in Kenya, we explored whether "Shamiri," a 4-week group intervention focused on positive psychological principles, could effectively reduce depression and anxiety symptoms in adolescents. The trial's results offer groundbreaking insights for mental health care, especially in low-resource settings like sub-Saharan Africa.
In the realm of mental health, leveraging the skills of lay providers is increasingly recognized as both effective and cost-efficient. Our study focused on documenting the training and supervision procedures in a randomized controlled trial of the Shamiri intervention, a potent four-session, school-based intervention that significantly ameliorated symptoms of anxiety and depression among Kenyan adolescents.