The people of Beirut are going through compounded negative emotions, leaving them feeling troubled and unhappy. Many are still suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the August 4 explosion. Today you find citizens of all ages having feelings of anxiety, sadness and fear. Mental health is a key component to our well-being and to the proper functioning in our daily lives. We find that mental health needs to be addressed because a clear mind and balanced emotions are imperative to our moving forward and leading fulfilling lives.