A critical part of the National Health Strategy is Qatar’s first National Mental Health Strategy which sets out Qatar’s vision to provide the best possible mental health services for its citizens, while changing attitudes towards mental illness. 
Mental health issues are often misunderstood and frequently surrounded by negative attitudes. This stigma can cause individuals and their families to suffer in silence, preventing them from seeking the necessary help. The impact on family relationships and community life can be devastating. Over the next 5 years and beyond funding and resources for mental health care will be steadily increased to build capacity and support the implementation of this strategy. Greater integration and balance in the health system and increased resources will be essential components. 
To view the full Mental Health Strategy please visit: http://www.nhsq.info/app/media/1166