The strategy addresses mental and substance use disorders in a cost-effective, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on community involvement, continuum of care, human rights, and cultural relevance. The goals and domains of action of the strategy are in line with the WHO Global Action Plan for Mental Health (2013-2020). The strategy covers five domains
Strengthening effective leadership and governance for mental health: (domain 1)
Providing comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings for all populations (domain 2) especially the needs of specific vulnerable groups (domain 5)
Implementing key promotion and prevention activities for mental health and substance use disorders (domain 3)
Obtaining evidence-based knowledge to inform mental health policy and service development through an operational Health Information System and coordinated national research practice is another domain (domain 4)
Suggested citation: Ministry of Public Health. 2015. Mental Health and Substance Use- Prevention, Promotion, and Treatment - Situation Analysis and Strategy for Lebanon 2015-2020. Beirut: Lebanon.