RIYADH: The Eradah Complex for Mental Health in Riyadh has achieved first place among psychiatric hospitals for the second quarter of 2022, according to indicators set by the Saudi Ministry of Health’s Wazen Program.
Senior specialist Reem Al-Muhammadi, head of the transformation and performance excellence department at the complex, said that the achievement is the result of great efforts on the part of Eradah to improve the work environment and its employees to meet patients’ needs and help them understand their conditions.
Mental illness is considered to be a widespread concern among young people in the Middle East and North Africa region. A YouGov poll pointed to the existence of a stigma around mental illness in the region, with fewer than half of respondents saying they would seek professional help if they were suffering from a psychological disorder.
The Arab Youth Survey, which explored attitudes among Arab youth in 15 countries and territories in MENA, found that one-third of them knew someone suffering from a mental disorder such as anxiety and depression.