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Mental illness ‘rampant’ in Somalia due to Civil War stress



Somalia

AlJazeeraEnglish

Posted: Apr 8, 2012


The World Health Organization says as many as 450 million people suffer from mental disorders globally. The continuing conflict in Somalia is having a huge impact on the mental health of many Somalis. Dr Abdirahman Ali Habeeb, is a psychiatric nurse by training, but prefers the title doctor, says: “The bombardments, shootings and mortar shellings is what is causing the increasing number of mentally ill in Mogadishu.”


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