Important Information – please note:
The term “trauma” originates in the Greek language and means “injury” or “violation”. The following definition can be found in the dictionary:
“severe mental shock, which [subconsciously] lasts for a long time…. A violent injury to the body.»
This page is a collection of experiences and testimonials from people who have been affected by trauma. Maybe you recognize your situation in one of the stories and maybe the experiences of the person telling the story can help you. That is why this page exists.

Any local priest or minister will also be happy to help you.
All persons appearing on the website have been rendered anonymous. Their stories/experiences are, however, authentic.
The tips and advice published here have been compiled and checked with the utmost personal care. The website operator and authors point out that this information is not a substitute for professional treatment or advice from trained and recognised doctors.

If you are in a crisis and want to talk about your experiences, then you can ring the Samaritans. The number is free from any phone, available night and day and completely anonymous:
116 123
Contact is also possible via email. Information can be found on the Samaritans website.

Translated by Karen Kersten