Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP)

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A private, nonprofit Palestinian organization founded in 1990 to provide "comprehensive community mental health services to the population of the Gaza Strip, including therapy, training, and research." It has clinics in Gaza City, Jabaliya, Khan Younis, and Dayr al-Balah and provides services to children and adults, including psychological counseling and therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable groups, such as children and the survivors of torture. It also provides some auxiliary medical services and operates public awareness programs. The GCMHP is privately funded and is operated by a board of directors whose chair in 2004 was Dr. Ayad El Sarraj. It has an international board of advisors

SEE ALSO Gaza Strip.