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Therapy Prices Quadrupled In Lebanon Amidst A Rising Mental Health Crisis

Therapy Prices Have Quadrupled in Lebanon Amidst Rising Suicide Rates
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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.

If you walk down the streets of any Lebanese city today, you will see hopeless, miserable, lifeless people who live in the now and do not look forward to tomorrow.

People usually speak of the economic and humanitarian toll that the Lebanese crisis has taken on the people in Lebanon, but they do not speak enough of its grave effects on their mental health.

Depression, anxiety, overthinking, hopelessness, and fear are rampant in today’s Lebanese society. Even something as simple as watching the news has become a nightmare for the average citizen.

Unfortunately, all this decline in the overall mental health of society has been accompanied by a surge in clinical therapy prices.

One therapy session that used to cost 70,000 LBP now costs 300,000 LBP after it reached 150,000 LBP in 2020. Attending two therapy sessions would cost you almost as much as the minimum wage of 675,000 LBP.

This staggering price shows that therapy and seeking professional mental help have become a privilege only the rich elite can acquire. Those suffering the most from the catastrophic effects of this crisis are left alone to fight their demons and overcome their disorders and illnesses.

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.

The inability to afford a helping hand has had very alarming consequences. Suicide rates have increased exponentially, especially among the youth, due to mental illnesses left untreated. We constantly hear of new people ending their life after having had struggled for a long time with no one to assist them.

These people are not just numbers. Each one of them was a human being with infinite goals, ambitions, and dreams of changing the world.

Those dreams got crushed by a failed ruling class that stems power from the misery of the people and refuses to make any improvement to the crisis-stricken country.

Some of those who take their own life leave saddening messages on how they were affected by the harsh living conditions in Lebanon.

Mathieu Allawi, who left our world three days ago, posted on social media about his struggle with depression, sadness, disgust, and inability to see a better future, a few days before his death by suicide.

A number of NGOs are working day and night to offer emotional and mental support at no charge to those struggling. They believe that financial problems should never stop anyone from seeking help.

Embrace, a leading NGO that seeks to provide help to anyone affected, has a lifeline operation day and night with a team of trained volunteers ready to support anyone who calls.

If you ever find yourself struggling, know that you are not alone. Call the Embrace lifeline at 1564. You may also reach its Mental Health Center at 81003870.

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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Therapy Prices Quadrupled In Lebanon Amidst A Rising Mental Health Crisis

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