Ali Hashisho/Reuters | The Wahington Post Home Latest News Lebanon News This article discusses and/or reports on the topic of suicide. If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly team at Embrace by calling 1564. When you look at the situation of the country as a whole, you’ll find it devastating. However, when you dig deep into Lebanese society, neighborhoods, homes, and even on the streets, you will find people’s struggles completely heartbreaking. Poverty, unemployment, families being torn apart, people with no roofs over their heads, kids going to bed with a hungry stomach, desperate fathers, weeping mothers, etc. IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP Living conditions for the Lebanese people have become unbearable. Many reached the level of despair, and this is showing every day a little bit more. If you feel in despair, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly team at Embrace. Call 1564. The Lebanese people are used to deal with hardships and overcome them, but, this time, something is different. They don’t see but a continuation of the collapse while the officials’ actions, or lack thereof, don’t match the urgency of the situation. View this post on Instagram 📷 : @roy_b93 #forgiveness #thawra #lebanonrevolution2020 #beirut #lebanon #lebanon2020 #revolutionlebanon #yafta #yaftatsalbe #lebaneserevolution #thawra2020 #lebanonrevolution #lebtivity #yaftat #thoughts #ثورة_اكتوبر #لبنان #لبنان_ينتفض #بيروت #بيروت_لبنان A post shared by Yaftat Salbé Thawra Lebanon (@yaftatsalbe) on Jul 4, 2020 at 4:23am PDT They’ve hit the streets since last October and long before the current collapse. They chanted, yelled, protested, cried, and staged sit-ins for months, demanding urgent reforms. At no avail. Instead, they were called “thugs” and worse, and many got arrested, and many continue to get arrested as if their anger is not justified. View this post on Instagram ‼READ THE CAPTION‼ Silence insinuates the acceptance of the corruption we face everyday in our country. If the current situation, which is a total economic, political and social collapse, doesn't make you revolt, then you are just as corrupt as the "System". _ My fight against this regime and its system will go on, but I’ll be fighting in the name of the freeminded Lebanese because we deserve to live better lives. Those of you who adore your “leaders” and refuse to align them to their corruption, you’re not helping to make Lebanon a better place. Instead, you’re a part of the problem since you’re enabling the poltical parties to steal from Lebanese as well as destroy Lebanon. Then there are those of you who are living in complete and utter denial. You will feel the repercussions of what is to come soon enough. So get ready to brace for serious impact which will affect everyone. The fight to change Lebanon is NOT a one time fight, it’s continuous until we see the results we deserve as citizens. So you can show up everyday for a better future or stop nagging once and for all. It’s simple, you’re either a part of the problem or a part of the solution for a better Lebanon. The Choice is Yours. P.S: Picture taken during the early days of the revolution by @buddcorp A post shared by Lebanon Times | ليبانون تايمز (@lebanontimes) on Jun 28, 2020 at 2:33pm PDT Strangely enough, people knew since 2019 that their country was collapsing and needed urgent reforms, while it was up to those managing the country’s affairs to know and act accordingly to prevent it. Yet, they didn’t …for a reason or another; none of which could be justified. People regained some hope when the IMF showed up on the Lebanese stage, but all they’ve been seeing and hearing is the ruling elite stalling, for months. All while the IMF and the international community are showing more eagerness to save the country and the people from their unfurling misery. View this post on Instagram A dictatorship. عهد القمع. عهد الديكتاتورية. Video by: @emiliemadiphotographer A post shared by Lebanon Times | ليبانون تايمز (@lebanontimes) on Jun 26, 2020 at 11:04am PDT People’s stories, pictures, news, and videos are circulating the internet, new and more heartbreaking ones every day. Each shows a specific case and a specific struggle, but all caused by the same predicament. From empty fridges, acts of despair and hunger crimes, to the woman among other 800+ employees who just got fired, hardship is everywhere. View this post on Instagram تم طرد اكثر من ٨٠٠ موظف من مستشفى الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت بسبب الوضع الاقتصادي الصعب. اكتر من ٨٠٠ عيلة صارت بلا مدخول. شكراً لكل مين وصّلنا لهون وشكراً لكل مين بعدو عم بيطبلّو A post shared by عديلة – Adeela (@adeelaofficial) on Jul 17, 2020 at 7:00am PDT In fact, Embrace co-founder Mia Atoui told The Daily Star that the suicide prevention hotline has received over 600 calls in a span of one month. The average used to be 300 to 400 calls a month. Even though the current conditions can’t be the only reason that will lead a person to take such actions, it is definitely a contributing factor. View this post on Instagram قد ما اشتدت الظروف القاهرة رح نوقف دائماً للوقاية من الانتحار حتى ما نخسر اي شخص، روح كل انسان غالية علينا. خط الحياة ١٥٦٤ الخط الوطني للدعم النفسي و الوقاية من الانتحار بلبنان بالتعاون مع @nmhplebanon No matter how harsh the circumstances, we will always stand for suicide prevention, so that no one dies of suicide in Lebanon, every single life matters! Call the Embrace Lifeline 1564 the national emotional support and suicide prevention hotline in Lebanon @nmhplebanon A post shared by Embrace (@embrace_lebanon) on Jul 6, 2020 at 8:53am PDT This article discusses and/or reports on the topic of suicide. If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly team at Embrace by calling 1564.