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Well-being week
Posted 08/30/2016 09:19AM

 This spring the Secondary School counselors organized a well-being week for students, teachers and staff to raise awareness about the importance of mental, social, emotional and physical health.

  •  All SS students (705 students) were given a presentation with the title “Embracing My Mental Illness.” This is part of a campaign conceptualized by the Embrace fund at AUBMC, and the Psychology Student Society at AUB. Young people living in Beirut shared their stories with mental illness OCD/ depression etc.
  •  ICPC Ras Beirut, in collaboration with SKOUN, a Lebanese Non- Profit Organization that offers prevention and treatment to drug users, conducted a  lecture to parents and teachers with the title “Empowering your kids to say No”.
  •  A “Well-being fair” took place to meet specialists and get tips on how to live healthier and lead a more positive life. The stands included:
    •     “Embrace”—an awareness support network for mental health in Lebanon and the Middle East affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC).
    •    “Focus”—a child mental health fund at Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC).
    •    “Dr. Agnes Varis Program for Substance Use Disorders”—A new substance use program at the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) to treat all kinds of addictions.
    •    “The Health and Wellness Center” at AUBMC which provided assessment (weight and height measurement), general medical advice and advice about smoking cessation to students.
    •     “Skoun”—a non-profit, Lebanese organization and the first outpatient therapeutic facility in Lebanon that offers prevention and treatment to drug users.
    •     “The Nutrition & Diet Center”—a well-known Diet Center that provides high quality nutritious meals, sweets and diet-shelved items.
      •   A “Physical Well-being” event was planned in the IC Green field. Specialists in the fields of Yoga, Zumba, Martial Arts and Taekwondo gave workouts to students and teachers during the break. 

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