Mental disorders touch 25% of the Lebanese population according to reports and everyone of us is vulnerable to these mental health issues.

We’ve seen plenty of awareness campaigns this year in regards to mental illness like depression, addiction to alcohol or drugs, or schizophrenia. More importantly, we need coverage for mental health and this is what Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani announced last Friday. Eight centers will be created by the ministry, “in addition to teaching and introducing professionals at existing hospitals, in order to sustain good mental health in Lebanon”. [DailyStar]

This is definitely a step forward and a good initiative by Minister Hasbani.