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Beat the Corona Winter Blues – When it’s more serious

January 30th, 2021 | by

The current situation is challenging for many of us. And it’s not uncommon for us to just feel sad sometimes. But are you just sometimes a little down or occasionally sad? Or are you already suffering from depression and need professional help?

A test can give you a first clue.
Of course, it is no substitute for talking to an expert. Your family doctor can be your first point of contact. He or she can also check whether there are organic reasons for your depression as this is also possible. He or she may refer you to a specialist in psychotherapy/psychiatry/nerval medicine or a psychotherapist and explain to you how to find one.

You can also find help at the RWTH. At the ZPG (Centre for Mental Health of Students) at the University Hospital Aachen, you can find professional contacts – including doctors – if you suspect that you are no longer completely healthy psychologically. For example, mood swings, anxiety, compulsions, changes in perception, sleep disorders, addiction problems. You don’t even need your health insurance card – just your student ID.

The psychologists at the Psychological Counselling Service of the Central Student Counselling Office (ZSB) at RWTH Aachen University will help you in individual consultations if you feel psychologically stressed. For example, mood swings, stress symptoms, exam nerves and other fears, personal crises, personal conflict situations or problems with your ability to work and learn.

The student congregations (ESG and KHG) are also available for pastoral care and discussions. You do not have to be religious or belong to a Christian religion to contact them. If you need to speak to someone urgently and immediately: the Telephone Counselling Service is available 24 hours a day: 0800 1110111. And on two evenings a week, there is the Nightline Aachen, the listening phone from students for students 0241-56520343.

Other contact points:

Counselling guide of the RWTH Aachen

German Depression League

Written by: Christine Sander

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