IDRAACInstitute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (Lebanon)
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Sims' show, which has toured several countries, was first performed in Beirut in 2012, also as a fundraiser for IDRAAC.
IDRAAC chose to feature a Dalida tribute because of the star's battle with depression.
"This is why IDRAAC has decided to use the profits of this event for IDRAAC's activities which target depression."
"Depression is one of the most common and treatable mental health conditions in Lebanon and IDRAAC's mission is to spread awareness about mental health and educate the public about mental health conditions," Karam said.
Tickets are available at Virgin Ticketing, IDRAAC (76-100-576), Dar El Chimal (Tripoli) and Al-Ittihad Library (Sidon).
"The project stems from a mission to disseminate information and programs related to mental health into communities who need it the most," IDRAAC's child and adolescent psychiatrist John Fayyad explained, adding that cases of conflict have been reported in private and public schools and between the host communities and the refugees and their families.
BEIRUT: Only about one-fifth of Lebanese (19.6 percent) are characterized by an active, lively, and joyful lifestyle, according to a study by the Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC) published on Tuesday.
IDRAAC released the results of its latest field research focused on the condition of "mental health in Lebanon" during a gathering held at Le Gabriel Hotel in Beirut.
The session opened with the screening of a short film introducing IDRAAC and its initiatives, followed by a series of lectures given by various IDRAAC experts in the fields of psychology and social research.
First, a lecture dealing with IDRAAC's studies regarding the effects of the summer 2006 war with Israel on children and adolescents in the South and Beirut's southern suburbs was given by John Fayyad and Caroline Qordahi Thabet.
IDRAAC executive director Elie Karam presented the "LEBANON" study (Lebanese Evaluation of the Burden of Ailments and Needs of the Nation), which is being conducted by his group with the support of the Ministry of Public Health in partnership with Harvard University and the World Health Organization.
In another lecture, IDRAAC researcher Mariana Salamoun explained various troubled temperaments - such as the hyperthymic, depressed, agitated-irritable, worried, and moody types - and emphasized that most Lebanese are characterized by some combination of these types in varying degrees.