Depression and psychological problems are not exclusively ‘Western’ problems. In the Middle East and North Africa, a region with a population of almost half a billion people, the majority of people have no easy access to psychological support or treatment. In an area where mental health and issues such as depression, stress, and mental health are taboo topics, SAT-7 broadcasts professional, specialist advice, directly into people’s homes.
Psychological trauma can have wide-spread consequences. It can affect the body and the soul, as well as have a negative impact on relationships with loved ones and God. Created for adults, Inner Home is an important program which presents a complex and scientific field, in an easily accessible manner, and deals with a range of mental health and psychological issues.
By hosting patients, psychologists and social workers, the program discusses topics based on real-life cases each week. The causes of the cases are identified through interviews and concrete solutions are presented to the viewers. Viewers are also encouraged to send in questions which are addressed in the following episode. It is the aim of this program to help viewers identify and find a solution to their mental health problems and to encourage them to seek help if needed, so that they can be healthy and build healthy relationships with others and ultimately with God.