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Saudi campaign highlights ‘shadow pandemic’ of mental health

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All Round View (Peshawar); A major campaign to highlight the “shadow pandemic” of mental health has been launched in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Sustainable Development Association (Talga) in partnership with the Ministry of Health’s National Center for Mental Health Promotion (NCMH) is behind the ambitious new initiative titled, “Your Mental Health Comes First.”

The nationwide scheme will work to raise awareness about issues. Such as anxiety, depression, and work burnout and ways to prevent and treat the conditions. By 2030 officials hope to have trained at least one-third of the people. The people living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as mental health first aid promoters.

Talga and the NCMH this week hosted the first of their collaborative mental health first aid practitioner training courses. Which was attended by around 50 people from throughout the Kingdom.

The internationally accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training programs have been Arabized and adapted culturally by Saudi experts.

Muhammad Yasir

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Muhammad Yasir is an engineer doing his Bachelor of Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar. He is engaged with the All Round View and the Midnight Posts as Assistant Sub Editor. He possesses good writing and communication as well as marketing skills.
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