Somalia is a country in the horn of Africa in a region known for wars, hunger, and droughts. The country has been in a state of chaos since 1991, when the last serving dictator, Siad Barre, was overthrown. According to the World Health Organization, two out of every five people in the country suffer from mental health disorders (1). Qat, or khat, a stimulant containing an amphetamine-like substance, makes the situation worse and is sometimes associated with psychosis (2). Since 2000, British institutions, including King's College London and the charity Tropical Health and Education Trust, have been helping the local Somali people to develop their own services through education of doctors (3). Local graduating health professionals have been given short courses in psychiatry and, through online tutorials, helped from a distance to develop mental health services in Somalia (4, 5).