My son left me in Mental Hospital and never came back

This is the tragic story of almost 400 patients who have been left at the hospital by their families. The hospital is commonly known as Shihar.

The oldest patient in this hospital is a Saudi man who has been here for the last 48 solid years. His family reportedly discarded him at the hospital and has refused to take him back or even meet him in all the time that he has been here.

The mental hospital is not a suitable place for psychological patients. There are several activities that are being conducted to help the patients keep in touch with traditions, culture, and social norms.

It should be noted that many of the patients have been staying here for many years without any outside interaction.

Al Omairi added that through this new initiative by the hospital, they are trying to spread awareness on the issue and are hoping to educate people on how they should deal with the psychological and mentally ill people.

He adds that proper interaction and dealing is one of the vital treatment methods. Society is wrong to neglect these psychologically and mentally impaired people and all wrong notions about the type of people should be ended immediately.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.