Embrace Marks Beirut Blast Anniversary With Mental Health Campaign (Video)

Embrace Marks Aug. 4 Anniversary With Mental Health Support Campaign

Embrace has launched a film campaign that marks the approaching first anniversary of the Beirut Port explosion and reminds of the impact that the Blast has had on many people’s mental health.

The campaign, titled “Hidden Wounds that Remain Untreated,” sheds light on the internal wounds caused by that traumatic explosion, many of which remain unseen, untold, unheard, and untreated to this day.

The short film, created and produced for the campaign by Embrace in collaboration with director Samia Badih and the Beirut Film Institute, tells the story of these psychological wounds and scars.

Within a month after the devastating explosion last year, the Embrace Mental Health Center was opened to provide direct and quality mental health care to people traumatized by the deadly incident.

Since then, through the center, the Lifeline 1564, and numerous awareness sessions, Embrace has reached more than 9,500 people.

Now, Embrace needs your support to continue its mission.

“Today, more than ever, we need the support of all people who believe that mental health is an essential gateway to wellbeing, and that every person deserves a life with less pain, fear, and anger, with more light and hope,” the NGO said in the campaign announcement.

Donations help Embrace reach more people who may be suffering in silence and in need of mental health support.

You can help by donating, here and here, and by sharing Embrace’s campaign.

Content warning – 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.

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