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WHO: A SITUATION ANALYSIS OF MENTAL HEALTH IN SOMALIA
« on: February 03, 2011, 02:52:05 PM »
2 February, 2011 ¦ Nairobi - Prolonged conflict and instability have largely impacted on the mental and psychological well-being of its people. One in three Somali's has been affected by some kind of mental illness, a prevalence which is higher than in other low-income and war-torn countries. Many Somali's have experienced beating, torture, rape or have been injured for life. Others witnessed horrific violence against family or friends.

Many Somalis with mental illness are socially isolated and vulnerable. The pain of this isolation is felt intensely because Somali culture is traditionally communal and family oriented. The mentally ill are generally chained or imprisoned. The country knows only 5 health centres (Hargeisa, Berbera, Bosaso, Garowe and Mogadishu) that provide mental health care services.

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