Japan Just Granted Embrace Lebanon Funds For A Mobile Mental Health Clinic


The Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon, Takeshi Okubo, announced that his country has offered a grant to Embrace Lebanon for a mobile mental health clinic.

This support from Japan comes as a response to the desperate need for mental health in Lebanon due to the grave multi-dimensional problems in the country.

According to Embrace, this “partnership project with the Embassy of Japan to deliver mental health services to remote areas across Lebanon as part of Embrace’s strategy to expand its reach and provide mental health for all.”

Embrace is an NGO that provides access to proper mental health and relentlessly campaigns to shed light on this important issue which topic is still perceived as taboo in Lebanon.

It operates with the help of volunteers through the National Lifeline in Lebanon (1564) and offers Emotional Support and Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Suicide rates have increased in the country in recent times. According to Embrace, one person commits suicide every 2.1 days, and on average, one person attempts suicide every 6 hours in Lebanon.

This article mentions 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.

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