Like you, we at Hearing Palestine feel at a loss for words to express the suffering, anguish, rage and grief we have experienced over the last four weeks. Nothing we say feels adequate to capture the enormity of the attacks we are witnessing against Palestinians, especially in Gaza, but also in the West Bank and among Palestinian citizens within 48 Israel.
We know that many of you are experiencing deeply personal loss of family members and friends, and ongoing stress and fear because loved ones are in constant danger. Understandably these emotions can lead to lack of focus, inability to sleep, and isolation. We know that this is all too much.
We are planning to host a session to hold space for us to be together, mourn together, and support each other. We hope to have something set up soon and we will circulate information as soon as we have it.
In the meantime, we have consulted with experts in mental health who forwarded the following resources (in no particular order). These include multiple psychotherapists and psychologists who speak Arabic and English. Many of the places listed below are currently offering services for free or for only a small fee. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and we can reach out to our contacts. You will also be able to find this information soon on our resources page. While these resources come from trusted sources, we are not in a position to recommend anyone, or vouch for anyone, and we are making this list available solely for your information.
Palestine Mental Health Response: Link
Palestinian Canadian Mental Health Counsellors: Link
Abrar – Trauma and Mental Health Services: Link
Gaza Therapy Group: Link
Processing Grief during difficult Times Healing Circle: Link
Muslim and South Asian – Across Boundaries: Link
Cedarway Therapy: Link