Mental health

A mental health crisis can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or origin. It is important to promote and strengthen mental health in everyday life, as this can help prevent mental illness.

Abstract Psychische Gesundheit

Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. Over 5% of adults aged 15 and over are diagnosed with depression within a year (source: Obsan Bericht 15/2020 from the Swiss Health Observatory). Those affected and their relatives suffer enormously. It is important to get appropriate information and find professional support.

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I had a black dog, his name was depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. H…

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Depression can affect anyone

People with a migration background suffer more often from severe depression than Swiss people do. Because of the migration process, they are exposed to a range of pressures that can foster depression. For this reason the brochure Depression can affect anyo…

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Der Film «Zwischen Bangen und Hoffen» gibt psychisch erkrankten Menschen und deren Angehörigen ein Gesicht und eine Stimme. Er zeigt, was es heisst, mit einer psychischen Erkrankung zu leben. Sensibilisieren, aufklären, Empathie schaffen – das ist das Anli…

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Other mental illnesses

Mental illness is a huge burden on those affected and their families. In addition, the victims often withdraw into themselves because of the stigma of mental illness. With outside help, they can liberate themselves from this isolation.

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PROTECT YOUR HEALTH

Some people claim that alcohol, cannabis or other drugs helps them: - Feel better - Forget about their problems - Integrate within a group of friends - Pass time - Fall asleep These substances may give you the impression that your problems have gone away f…

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Kurzfilme für Jugendliche zum Thema psychisch belastete Eltern

Es gibt viele verschiedene psychische Krankheiten. Wir haben Kurzfilme für Jugendliche produziert, die die häufigsten psychischen Erkrankungen erklären. Wichtig ist: Psychische Krankheiten werden von den Betroffenen ganz unterschiedlich erlebt. Die Filme b…

Mental health, addiction & crisis

Mental well-being is important for an individual's quality of life. It is therefore important to promote mental health in preparation for stressful situations. In the event of a mental health crisis, it helps those affected to call in external support.

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Stärkung von Kindern psychisch erkrankter Eltern

Kinder von Eltern mit einer psychischen Erkrankung sind mit grossen Herausforderungen konfrontiert und haben ein deutlich höheres Risiko, psychische Gesundheitsprobleme zu entwickeln. Doch Prävention ist möglich. Durch die Unterstützung von Eltern und Fami…

Children and teenagers

Strong mental health is a crucial part of the healthy development of children and teenagers. Family conflicts, a parent’s mental illness or problems with peers can disrupt this development. Caregivers provide security and are therefore particularly important.

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Kurzfilme für Jugendliche zum Thema psychisch belastete Eltern

Es gibt viele verschiedene psychische Krankheiten. Wir haben Kurzfilme für Jugendliche produziert, die die häufigsten psychischen Erkrankungen erklären. Wichtig ist: Psychische Krankheiten werden von den Betroffenen ganz unterschiedlich erlebt. Die Filme b…