First aid in a moment of crisis

Mental emergency/ Severe mental crisis

Mental crises can affect anyone. They can be the result of an unexpected overstraining situation or prolonged, cumulative stress.
Experiencing a crisis involves the loss of one' s inner equilibrium when people face life circumstances they cannot cope with temporarily because the usual strategies for action or coping do not work, break down or are no longer available. In most cases, this is accompanied by a feeling of loss of control and is often described as a painful mental state. 
Various symptoms each with varying degrees of intensity may occur. Insensitivity is just as possible as severe stress, anxiety, aggressiveness, despair, or confusion. Perception may be altered or narrowed and may, for example, intensify catastrophic fantasies or suicidal thoughts, and even delusions or hallucinations. 
When a mental health emergency occurs, people sometimes need immediate professional help providing rapid relief and clarification. COUNSELING CENTERS WHERE YOU FIRST HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ARE ONLY HELPFUL TO A LIMITED EXTENT. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELING CENTER OF THE STUDIERENDENWERK THÜRINGEN.

Should you or someone close to you currently experience an acute mental health crisis, you can ask for help:

You can contact in case of any more serious crises:

IN CASE OF IMMEDIATE DANGER TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS (ESPECIALLY SUICIDE), YOU SHOULD NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE EMERGENCY SERVICES (112) OR THE POLICE (110).

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