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Al Amal Complex for Mental Health Participates in Al Janadriyah
   About 20 psychiatric patients, under treatment at Al Amal Complex for Mental Health, have voluntarily organized a cultural exhibition that includes art pottery to participate in the National Festival for Heritage and Culture “Al Janadriyah 27”. They have also designed works of art for mental health awareness to raise the community’s awareness toward drugs and mental health problems.
Moreover, the Director of Family Guidance and Counseling in Al Amal Complex for Mental Health in Riyadh, Mr. Bader Al Mutairi, clarified that it took the patients more than six months of hard work and perseverance to organize such an exhibition, which is considered one of the best health exhibitions in the MOH’s Pavilion. He pointed out that the organization process was under the supervision of Work Therapy, and Health Education and Awareness sections in the Complex in order to achieve vocational and social rehabilitation outcomes.
Mr. Al Mutairi added that psychiatric patients’ treatment is by no menas adequate for recovery; it must also include rehabilitation. Patients must go through vocational and social rehabilitation. This can be achieved by combining the efforts of all concerned sectors, in addition to providing a protected environment for people discharged from hospital through the members of the society.
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health’s Pavilion in the National Festival for Heritage and Culture “Al Janadriyah 27” was very popular, where medical awareness tips were provided, as well as brochures about the medical services offered by MOH. They were distributed in the Festival as part of the health awareness campaign launched by the MOH. This health awareness campaign, launched in MOH’s Pavilion, is under the slogan (How Is Your Health). In addition, the pavilion shed light on the quantum leap in the development of health services in the Kingdom, and held a comparison between the past and the present.
The Ministry of Health offered last Tuesday more than (1135) medical service to its visitors, including (60) osteoporosis tests, blood donations to more than (7) visitors, and diabetes testing to (150) visitors, in addition to providing awareness tips. On the other hand, it also provided psychological counseling to (18) visitors, and distributed more than (900) awareness prints in the health awareness program clinic.
It should be noted that the stand of vital signs program was also well-liked; it has been called on by 2800 visitors so far. Following in popularity is the stand of King Khalid Medical City (600 visitors), where chronic diseases awareness tips were also provided.

Last Update : 19 February 2012 09:45 AM
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