How common is mental illness in Lebanon?
Studies have shown that 1 in 4 Lebanese suffers from a mental illness.
Who does Embrace help?

Embrace helps cover the cost of outpatient and inpatient treatments for individuals who suffer from disabling and often life threatening psychiatric and psychological conditions and who qualify for financial aid at the AUBMC Social Services Office irrespective of gender, race, nationality or religious affiliation.

These conditions include, but are not limited to, acute and chronic mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Embrace also established the first national emotional support and suicide prevention helpline that provides over-the-phone emotional support, suicide risk assessment, collaborative problem solving and referrals to community mental health resources. 

How much does Embrace cover?
Embrace Fund has pledged to help underprivileged individuals suffering from mental illness in any possible way. To ensure the sustainability of the financial aid, Embrace currently covers up to a $1000 of the patient’s treatment expenses. This cap is revised on a yearly basis.
Does Embrace provide psychiatric or psychological services?

No, Embrace helps cover the treatment expenses of patients with mental illness in need of treatment and who cannot afford it. Currently, patients covered by Embrace are referred to the Department of Psychiatry at AUBMC where they receive the needed services.

For the time being and due to limited resources and to ensure quality care of patient treatment, Embrace only covers patients who are referred to AUBMC.