Symposium: Societal Culture and the Importance of Psychological Care
A symposium titled “Societal Culture and the Importance of Psychological Care” was organized by the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies “Derasat” which highlighted borderline personality disorder.
The symposium was held at the center’s headquarters in Al-Awali on Sunday 12 March 2023. It featured Dr. Adel Rashed Al-Offi, Head of the Psychiatry Unit for the Elderly, and Dr. Eman Ahmed Haji, Acting Caretaker of the Psychiatric Hospital, the Special Care Centers for the Elderly and Head of the School’s Health Department.
The symposium stressed the importance of paying attention to the basics of mental health in general and not neglecting them. If neglected, mental health may result in negative consequences affecting one’s own physical health, and it may also lead to acquiring several diseases affecting the nervous system, and the heart and may even cause damage to some vital organs. As such, it is imperative for society to identify the best practices in facing life’s challenges in all their forms. This is in addition to obtaining psychological support at the time of need which is a testimony to one’s own strength and awareness of the importance of obtaining necessary treatment.