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Kept in chains: Mental illness in Somalia
« on: May 20, 2011, 09:08:45 PM »
In this photo of Wednesday April 28, 2011, chained mentally ill patients sit within Ahlu Khayr mental health center in Mogaidshu, Somalia. Somalia may be the worst place on earth to have a mental illness. A 20-year civil war has increased mental illness numbers and simultaneously destroyed any health care infrastructure. Hundreds of Somalis are held in what a World Health Organization report labeled "poor and humiliating" conditions. No quality mental health facilities exist, and no government funding is available

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