Family Counseling and Development Foundation held an advocacy meeting for psychological and social response to Yemeni people affected by the conflict cases

Family counseling and development foundation conducted on Thursday an advocacy meeting on psychological and social response to people affected by the conflict. This meeting in conjunctions with the World Mental Health Day.

The meeting, which was attended by representatives of local and international organizations, reviewed the agenda relating to the psychological health situation in Yemen, as well as success stories of successful survivors

Also reviewed the services provided by the family counseling and development foundation and its role in contributing to reducing psychological and social damage caused by conflict and war.

In his speech at the event, dr. Abdul kudus Harmmal, executive director of the family development and guidance foundation, said, the psychological health situation in our country is at acritical stage as a result of the war that has been under way for more than four years, showing in figures the extent of the deterioration of the mental health situation in Yemen.

The executive director invited national and international organizations, individuals, community and religious leaders, businessmen and all concerned sympathizers with the mental health status of working together to stop the mental pain through the coordination of the efforts and resources of government institutions, working in the field of specialized psychiatric health care in Yemen... also to make a comprehensive assessment of needs and resources in the area of mental health, in addition, to train more specialists to improve the quality of specialized mental health services, along with activating the operations and rehabilitation of governmental and private psychiatric health facilities and expansion with new facilities, also relieving and treating stress and mental disorders in acute  cases, and provision of free medicines and mental health accessories, and to raise awareness of mental health issues.

At the conclusion of the advocacy, participants discussed ways to alleviate the suffering of such cases, also reducing the psychological and social damage caused by war.