Armed conflict often leaves behind physical and/or mental damage for many combatants and their families, manifesting frequently as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
All beneficiaries are eligible for psychological treatment and offered screening by a dedicated team of specialists. Those in need of help are given confidential therapy, empowering them to reintegrate into mainstream society and lead dignified and productive lives.
In assessing the physical and mental health of every registrant the LPRD has identified 17,000 in need of treatment. In tandem with these screenings, the LPRD opened psychiatric clinics in Tripoli, Benghazi, Shehat, Derna and staffed them with World Health Organisation accredited psychologists and specialists. The LPRD also organised intensive training for 78 specialists and 30 advanced psychiatric specialists, supervised by the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.).
In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, LPRD team leaders intend to open a total of 12 mental health support centres around the country, offering confidential treatment free of charge. At the end of the project, the centres will be formally transferred to the Ministry of Health which will continue to provide treatment and support as needed.