In the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion, incidents of PTSD in Lebanon increased, with many in the capital now seeking their futures elsewhere. For those who remain, art has helped process trauma as a joyous alternative to regular therapy.
As Lebanon suffers from more medicine shortages due to its current economic crisis, mental health patients are struggling to find their necessary drugs and are turning elsewhere for help.
In remembrance of the first anniversary of the Beirut Port blast, The New Arab speaks with some of the victims families and how they have coped with grief, loss and life.
In a city where 18 religious sects divide its people, politics, streets and even artworks, Laban looks to create what the civil war destroyed: community.