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Comment author: tjmather  (EA Profile) 22 June 2016 09:43:07PM *  3 points [-]

GiveWell recently funded a RCT to test a mindset intervention: http://www.givewell.org/international/charities/ipa/may-2016-grant

There is evidence linking diet to mental health described on http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/mental-health/

Comment author: Lila 22 June 2016 09:51:19PM 3 points [-]

"[The intervention] will attempt to encourage cash transfer recipients to reconsider fundamental aspects of themselves, their surroundings, and their future by showing them a brief video and providing interaction with a coach."

Ouch, hope that's not as patronizing as it sounds, though it might be worth testing at a small scale.