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Mr. Melhem meets Dr. Moukarzel

Aid Lebanon and LAMSA celebrated their partnership by setting up a long-awaited meeting

between our President and CEO Mr. Nehme Melhem and LAMSA’s president Dr. Zeina


The meeting focused on several topics of discussion all centering around the deteriorating

mental status of the Lebanese population.

Seeing the crisis in Lebanon that has been ongoing for a few years now, the Lebanese are

finding no light at the end of the tunnel. This has caused many to feel a lot of despair, and a

sense of abandon. As highlighted in the meeting, there has been a surge of new

prescriptions and a new-found need for antidepressants and anxiolytics. In addition, the

drug-shortage that has accompanied the economic crisis has made the struggle

unsurmountable for many.

A point that was also discussed is the deterioration of mental health within minority groups

in Lebanon such as the LGBTQ+ community. Aid Lebanon aims to provide a safe

environment for all individuals who are seeking help.

Lastly, Dr. Moukarzel and Mr. Melhem were adamant to make a change within the Lebanese

community, and they agreed that the first step to be carried out is to raise awareness and

break the stigma around mental health through campaigns and future projects.

This is all to be done soon as Aid Lebanon and LAMSA seek new horizons through their

partnership. We are hopeful that through this partnership, Lebanese people feel supported

and cared for. At the end of the day, this is our mission as Aid Lebanon; we want to provide

the utmost help and support to the struggling mental health, healthcare, and environmental

sectors in Lebanon.

Maria El Khoury

COB Office Manager

Board Public Relations Officer

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