About Us 2014-01-06T06:32:06+00:00

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. And since 2008, we operate psychiatric and medical hospital in Buroa & Hargeisa in Somaliland (Northwest 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.

Year

Total    No.      of

Patients

% Male

% Female

%children

1 1997 3071 45% 34% 21%
2 1998 4700 57% 32% 11%
3 1999 4950 49% 31% 20%
4 2000 5010 47% 32% 21%
5 2001 5200 51% 39% 10%
6 2002 5490 46% 34% 20%
7 2003 5500 52% 34% 17%
8 2004 5900 56% 33% 11%
9 2005 6076 44% 41% 15%
10 2006 6390 60% 32% 9%
11

12

 

2007

2008

 

6870

4779

 

59%

63%

30%

28%

11%

8.5%

 

 

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)