If you need urgent medical help, please call 112 or visit the closest emergency department.


In case of a crisis:

  • The social psychiatric service of Berlin (Sozialpsychiatrische Dienste) offers support in all districts of Berlin from Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 16:00. Find the closest center to you here!
  • Berlin Krisendienst offers phone support 24/7. You can also visit their centers without an appointment on weekdays from 16:00 – 24:00 and during weekends and holidays from 08:00 – 16:00. Find the closest center to you here!


For non-acute cases:

There are multiple places where students can seek psychotherapy or social counseling. Here is a list of services that you can approach, based on your affiliations:

If you are looking for a psychotherapist, you might look at our guide for psychotherapy through public health insurance. Besides, you can use the therapist directory from The Associationof Counselors & Therapists (ACT Berlin), which provides the contact information of many therapists in Berlin.


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