In October 2013, Embrace Fund launched the first large-scale nationwide media-driven campaign in Lebanon entitled “Fekko el 3e2de” (“Untie the knot”) to address society’s attitude and stigma towards mental illness.


In September 2014, Embrace launched Lebanon’s first national awareness campaign for Suicide Prevention entitled “Akeed ra7 fee2” (“I will surely wake up”) and revealed the country’s first suicide data, that one person every 3 days dies of suicide in Lebanon.


What is schizophrenia?

  • Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric illness.
  • It affects the person’s thinking, language, and behavior.
  • It is a chronic illness.
  • It is very common.

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

What is vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)?

  • VNS is one of the new brain stimulation procedures approved by the USA Food and Drug Administration for chronic and treatment resistant depression.
  • It involves electric impulses, which are sent into the brain via a device called a pulse generator which is implanted in your chest.
  • This device is connected to the vagus nerve in your neck on the left side of your body and electrical signals are sent to your brain through this nerve.
  • The electric current activates the brain cells, which are t

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

What is TMS?

  • TMS Therapy is a new brain stimulation treatment for patients suffering from psychiatric and neurological conditions who have not achieved satisfactory improvement with standardized treatment.
  • TMS is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for major depression and has shown promise in other psychiatric conditions.
  • TMS Therapy does not involve surgery.
  • Unlike electroconvulsive therapy, it does not require any anesthesia or sedation.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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Postpartum disturbances

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