The Quran says “Humanity is but a single brotherhood, so make peace with your brethren”.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has acted under the ideology encapsulated in this fragment of the Quran, which we can see in the path the government has paved towards better protection of its population from those who threaten its security. Highlights regarding international cooperation include resolutions (UNSCR) 2178 and 2199 focusing of counteracting terrorism, and the Global Counterterrorism Forum, which Saudi Arabia is a founding member of. Domestically, efforts have been focused from all angles to bulletproof the Saudi Mental Health system against the effects of war such as modernizing the educational curriculum to teach against violence and promote tolerance, and ensuring a comprehensive law system against war and violence. Additionally the Mental Health Act was revised in 2010 by the Council of Ministers in order to focus in improving access to mental health care generally, ensuring the least confining level of care, protecting the rights of patients, family members, and caregivers, streamlining competence, capacity, and guardianship issues, including voluntary and involuntary treatment 1, all of this giving room to a progressive development comparable with global developments in Mental Health.
In addition to this, the Sakina Campaign for Dialogue to combat internet radicalization was implemented as well as the rehabilitation program at the Mohammed bin Naif Counseling and Care Center that addresses psychological consequences of terrorism.The most successful program yet has been the Public Information and Communication Campaign (PRAC) deradicalization program, which focuses on destroying the ideology behind terrorist groups and not the groups themselves, through a process of counseling both active members of terrorist groups and simpazithers, with the goal to reintegrate them into society, therefore reducing the incidence of recruitment propaganda in the population.