How is our soul

Help for the soul in the corona time

Containing the pandemic goes hand in hand with strict and drastic measures for our public and private lives. We are encouraged to stay at home and largely reduce our contacts. The restrictions on freedom of movement represent a great psychological burden.

Coping with isolation and loneliness

Frustration, boredom, and isolation can all create stress responses and make us feel down and lonely. The German Society for Psychology has therefore put together a checklist for coping with isolation and loneliness. You will also find numerous tips and strategies for avoiding camp fever in the family here.

Share worries

Domestic isolation is a burden for everyone. It is important to seek help from others and to talk about worries and fears. Only when our fellow human beings know how we are doing can they help us.

Particularly in large households, care should be taken to take everyone's needs into account. Particular consideration is required when dealing with children and young people. You can also contact the parents' phone of the association "Number against Kummer" (0800 111 0 550). It is an opportunity to talk to parents, carers and people interested in upbringing, in order to provide quick, competent and anonymous support in questions of bringing up children.

Children and adolescents of all ages can call the “Numbers against Kummer” children and adolescents telephone number (116 111) turn. The counselors help to better cope with situations, problems and development tasks. E-mail counseling also gives children with speech and hearing impairments access to advice and help.

Telephone counseling is available on the number for all kinds of worries 0800 111 0 111 , 0800 111 0 222 or116 123 or available by email and chat around the clock.

avoid conflicts

Spatial tightness can lead to conflicts. It is important that conflicts never result in aggression or violence. In the event of an acute emergency such as domestic violence, always choose the Emergency number 110for the police or the 112 for ambulance and fire services.

You can also find free telephone advice and help with domestic violence on the violence against women helpline (0800 116 016), violence against men on the helpline (0800 123 9900). Victims of crime and violence can contact the victim hotline of the Weißen Ring e.V. (116 006). If you need temporary safe accommodation, you can always go to a women's shelter near you, despite contact restrictions. Relatives, friends and neighbors can also contact the above-mentioned telephone advice centers - even if you are unsure whether a suspicion of domestic violence is justified.

If you notice that it is difficult for you to control your anger and aggression yourself or you have committed physical assaults against others, for example your partner, contact the nationwide hotline of the Victim Protection Treatment Initiative (BIOS-BW) eV immediately (0800 70 222 40). The Bundesforum Männer also provides 10-step instructions for men who do not want to lose control in crisis situations.