Mental illness in the third world: An interview with Chris Underhill of BasicNeeds
This month, we interviewed Chris Underhill, founder and director of BasicNeeds, as part of our Ashoka Series. Founded in 1999, BasicNeeds seeks to improve the lives of those living with mental illness in the third world. Chris explains the workings of his innovative model of intervention that is effective and locally owned, and how it can both be replicated and is transferable. He also shares his views on social entrepreneurship, and why mental health is such a pressing issue in the third world.