U.S. military community dedicated April 12-13 to promoting mental health awareness in Bahrain.
Interactive presentations and information booths run by mental health professionals during a two-day event.
US Navy Central Command pilot program to expand mental health treatment options in 5th Fleet.
Prior to program launch, only one week of inpatient treatment available locally; no intensive outpatient care.
It allows personnel to remain on duty and with family members in Bahrain.
Bahrain's Naval Support Activity has a supportive community with multiple people willing to listen and help.
Mental health standdown allows leaders to raise awareness and better prepare teams and families.
It encourages personnel to know what resources are available to them and use them.
Standdown allows leaders to recognize, discuss, prevent, and address mental health concerns.