On World Mental Health Day, Dhofar University in the Free Zone “Asyad”
In cooperation between the Community Service and Continuing Education Center and the Student Counseling Center, and on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day celebration, October 10, 2023, under the slogan “Mental health is a universal human right.”
An awareness lecture was presented to employees of the Asyad Free Zone in Salalah by Professor Dr. Nasser Said Abdul Rashid, Director of the Student Guidance Center, on Tuesday from 9-11 a.m.
The lecture addressed the importance of mental health to achieve happiness in life, that there is no happiness without psychological health, and that it is necessary to pay attention to the health of the body and the health of the soul. The lecture also addressed the concept of mental health, which means freedom from psychological disorders and problems, and it is a positive state in which the individual feels psychologically and socially compatible and adjusted. Self-acceptance, security, safety and reassurance, happiness with oneself and others, positive thinking, self-realization, and satisfying needs.
The lecture also discussed positive psychology and mental health, which means focusing on strengths, excellence, positive thinking, good faith, optimism, active participation, and enjoying a high degree of psychological toughness, resilience, and psychological immunity, which protects a person from psychological disorder.