academics and mental health specialists and human rights activists during a
reception ceremony by Palestine Foundation in Los Angeles, Director General of
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme Dr Yasser Abu Jamei spoke of mental health in the Gaza Strip and
the challenging reality resulting from
long years of blockade and the volatile economic and political situation.
Dr Abu Jamei also talked about the
history and establishment GCMHP and its role in providing psychosocial support to
the Palestinian community, citing the pioneering efforts of the Palestinian
human rights and mental health figure, Late Dr Eyad El-Sarraj, who laid the
bedrock of mental health in Palestine and established Gaza Community Mental
“We look forward to seeing you all [in Gaza]as this shall give us some
hope; and you, in turn can take resilience from us,” Dr Abu Jamei said during
his speech at the reception ceremony.