Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have started suffering with our mental health, and as the time period increases, more and more people are finding it hard to keep up. From the negative energy all over social media, to the death of coronavirus patients across the world and the number of COVID-19 cases increasing daily, it’s becoming more and more challenging with every passing day.
To help people, a few Arab countries have launched mental health support hotlines, where you can speak to psychologists and mental health professionals who will help you get through the current phase.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population allocated two hotlines (080-8880700) and (0220816831), to offer citizens much-needed psychological support.
To provide mental support for people in the UAE, the National Program for Happiness & Wellbeing launched a mental support line in support of the National Campaign “volunteers.ae”. Anyone facing issues with their mental health can call or WhatsApp 800-4673 (HOPE) for assistance, between 12pm and 12 am daily, and post-Ramadan, from 8am to 8pm.
Due to an increase in the number of reported cases of domestic abuse during the lockdown, Tunisia also set up a toll-free number 1809; a mental health helpline to support suffering families.