I'm Jawahir and I will be answering as many questions as I can starting at 3 PM EST ( 8 PM GMT) for about an hour.
Thanks for the welcome! It was a personal trip... Somalia was amazing. My aunt and I tried to go visit a mental health hospital in Bosaso but the folks were being extremely sketchy. They were okay with us visiting at first but when my aunt told her I was doing research- the hospital changed their mind. Inshallah, the next time I go, I will be more organized with the specific hospital I visit.
Good question...one place is is Kismayo to see if their xalwo really is the best. Second would be the capital Mogadishu, obviously. I would hope to be introduced to Abdirahman Ali Habeeb who is a psych nurse. Third would be Garoowe. During my travels I missed an opportunity to go there. My aunt raves about it so I would like to see what the excitement is all about. But any other places would be up for grabs, I am sure every place in Somalia has something beautiful to offer.I honestly don't know you but il ask you a question none the less!
Name 3 cities/towns you would wanna visit in SOMALIA and why them ?
This might not be the answer that my family would want to hear but no, I would just be lucky to consider myself Somali. Most people know how I feel about the segregation of tribes. It's foreign to me.
Salaam !Salam Jawahir!
What made you become a mental health advocate? and, what are you doing your research on?
No I am not.Hi Jawahir
Is your family from the meheri saleh clan?
How serious is the issue of Mental Illness in Puntland?