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Kuwait: Over 10,000 suffer from mental disability

Latest News Kuwait City 25 Aug 22
Kuwait: Over 10,000 suffer from mental disability
Public Authority for Disability Affairs states that over 10,000 suffer from mentally instability in Kuwait.
Event Location
Kuwait, Kuwait
Kuwait City
Start Time
25 August 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 August 2022, 12:00 AM

The official data from the Public Authority for Disability Affairs (PADA) shows the number of mentally retarded people in Kuwait is 10,280, and need for support and assistance; listen to their complaints is increasing.

The suffering of their families is also increasing, and on to add to their woes is the scarcity of entertainment places dedicated to this category of people, in addition a kind of isolation imposed on many by the society through wrongful marginalization despite their ability to work, reports Al- Qabas daily.

The demands of these groups and their families are increasing to integrate them into society especially those who are talented. It has been noted that the mentally retarded, aged 21 and above, suffer the most, and they need special care.

On the sidelines of a training workshop for children organized by the center in cooperation with LOYAC, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Services for People with Needs, Nabil Al-Nassar, stressed the need to embrace the the disabled and make use of their free time for their own benefit and to prove their abilities and potentials, to be active members of society, as well as seek to help them modify their behavior, rehabilitate, develop and integrate them into society.

Al-Nassar stressed the center’s keenness to develop therapeutic and behavioral programs for mental disabilities, and to provide training courses to develop the capabilities of the affiliates and make them selfreliant by giving them responsibility, and encouraging them to integrate functional and social inside and outside the center, as well as marketing their products.

Kuwait Disability Affairs 2022