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The Somali Mental Health Center, Inc. Is a Non – governmental, non –profit, Charitable Psychiatric & Medical Aid center, registered in Ottawa, Canada, with and OPD Center in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Since its inception in 1995. The Somali Mental Health Center , Inc. has served over 35.000 mental health patients in our center .We have taken the practical steps of establishing a main out patient department (OPD)in Mogadishu – The capital city , and the out laying rural regions of Benadir , Middle and Lower Shabele;, The encouragement of Research on Somali Mental Health Diseases and causes ; advocacy and Training fro Psychiatric Community Workers (PCWs) ; the Establishment and Maintenance of professional standards in Somalia and care and service for HIV/AIDS patients who exhibit psychiatric symptoms because of HIV/AIDS infection.
At the present time, the center manages a 56- bed facility in Mogadishu, 29 – bed hospital in Hargeisa and Buroa (Northwest Somalia) – Somaliland. And admits every year on an out patient treatment and counseling for adults and children .Over 6800 patients were admitted last year (2007) on an out – patient basis the most common psychiatric& Psychological problems that merit admissions are Psychosis, Neurosis , Epilepsy , Depression , Male impotency , Morbid Anxiety and Schizophrenia as well as War injuries (Wounded)+ Mentally Disable population.
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We are currently involved in child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, as well as counseling services for IDPs, and street children in Somalia .We have a Group Home for street Kids and Run-away Teens in Mogadishu City .the Capital and Hargeisa City In Somaliland(North – West Region)