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World Mental Health Day to be Launched in Abu Dhabi by SKMC

Abu DhabiThe 2011 will be carried out by Sheikh Khalifa Medical City () on 7 and 11 October 2011. This meeting aims to raise the public awareness on the importance of their psychological wellbeing. The Behavioral Science Pavilion () of SKMC is responsible for organizing the event. BSP is a comprehensive psychiatric facility committed to providing mental health services in the . Dr. Jeff Staples, CEO of SKMC commented “Our physicians and healthcare professionals aim to continuously raise awareness on health amongst the public and to provide medical education to the community of physicians”.

He added “Through celebrating the World Mental Health Day and our series of public health talks on mental health throughout the year, the BSP team strives to help people in the community understand the importance of psychological wellbeing and improve the quality of their lives in addition to providing advanced psychiatry services that meets internationally recognized standards of excellence in the UAE“.

Dr. Maha Al Ameri, Director of BSP stated, “We are keen to mark the World Mental Health Day every year in addition to the monthly activities we have been organizing since March 2009 under our Mental Health Awareness Program. Through proper education and awareness, we envision the creation of mentally, and psychologically healthier community in where each individual has the right and the opportunity to live a full, healthier and productive life.”

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