Embrace at Johns Hopkins University
April, 2016

The Arab Public Health Organization at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), in collaboration with Embrace, organized a seminar on the Embrace LifeLine: How the First National Suicide Helpline in the Middle East came to Life! Dr. Ziad Nahas, President of Embrace discussed the journey that lead to the development of the first helpline in Lebanon. Ms. Mia Atoui, Co-founder and Helpline Supervisor of the Embrace Lifeline joined via Skype to share the experience of running the helpline and challenges faced at the national level in running such an operation. This event has allowed Embrace to spread its mission beyond the country, and share its success in prestigious universities. The event was organized by Ms. Farah Yehia, graduate student in the doctoral program of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. She is also a member of the Arab Public Health Organization and JHU and a co-founder at Embrace.