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Psychological Emergency and Counseling Hotline for Corona Crisis at Chemnitz University of Technology

Starting 6 April 2020, the hotline numbers 0371 / 243 599 42 and 0371 / 243 599 43 will be manned on weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00.

On April 6, 2020, a psychological emergency and counseling hotline will be launched at Chemnitz University of Technology for people who need to talk or need help with the corona crisis.  This service was set up by the Chair of Clinical Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology and the Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic (PHA-TUC GmbH) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Stephan Mühlig and supported by the Office of the President of Chemnitz University of Technology.  Via the two hotline numbers 0371 / 243 599 42 and 0371 / 243 599 43, those affected can seek advice from highly qualified psychotherapists on the telephone from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00.  "We have already been confronted in conversations with fears and worries about our own health or that of relatives, with fears about the future and existence, given the impairments and material damage that have already occurred, as well as problems related to initial restrictions, isolation or cabin fever," says Mühlig.

"If it becomes clear during the telephone call that people need further counseling or are identified as needing treatment, they can be admitted as patients by our Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic and receive psychotherapeutic care during consultation hours," adds Mühlig.  Since there is currently a special permit for psychotherapeutic consultation, this can also take the form of video chat therapy via separately secured telemedical data connections.  This means that those affected currently have the choice of coming in person to the Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic at Chemnitz University of Technology, Zwickauer Straße 58, or taking advantage of online therapy.

Further information is available from the Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic, e-mail

(Article: Mario Steinebach / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

Matthias Fejes

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