Lebanon helpline hit by crises as public mental health deteriorates

5 August, 2021 | NEWS
Lebanon helpline hit by crises as public mental health deteriorates
A critical mental health service for people affected by Lebanon's compounding economic and political crisis is under threat of closure, potentially leaving some of the country's most vulnerable people stranded without support.

Embrace, an NGO dedicated to mental health awareness in Lebanon, suspended its emotional support and suicide prevention hotline on August 14 and 15 after severe fuel shortages forced them to shut down their services.

“We are absolutely heartbroken,” said Dr Reve Romanos, clinical supervisor of the Embrace lifeline. “We really tried our best to avoid this but we’re completely helpless.”
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