IF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER,
THEY CAN MEND A CRACK IN THE SKY (Somali Proverb)
Our team at Somali Mental Health Professionals Network come from a variety of disciplines and career paths in the field of Global Health. We are concerned of the status of mental health needs and services as it relates to Somali communities. We are committed to improving access to quality care and to facilitate appropriate and culturally responsive mental health supports for Somalis, in Somalia and in the Diaspora.
We are actively engaged in the work of building professional capacity, and ensuring the development of evidence based mental health services and practices. We also created a directory to connect mental health consumers and practitioners to facilitate equitable, accessible, and culturally responsive treatment and services.
We invite Somali mental health practitioners and other colleagues who are uniquely qualified in their understanding of the Somali language and/or culture to join the SMHP Network.