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