Magdeburg - The psychosocial counseling for those affected by GDR injustice is well received from the point of view of Saxony-Anhalt's processing officer, Birgit Neumann-Becker. Last year there were 185 individual consultations after 114 in the previous year. The help network for people who still feel the acute psychological or physical consequences of injustice in the GDR is still being set up, explained Neumann-Becker in Magdeburg.
"The competence network for psychosocial care and therapy is now open 96 people grew. This is important to me because we have to be able to help people locally in the area, ”said the. Psychotherapists, doctors and pastors are available online. They know about certain topics from the GDR era and receive further training.
The concrete help is first step Talk in Magdeburg ahead. "In an initial consultation, we can find out whether pastoral support or medical advice is more necessary," said the state commissioner.
As an example for those in need, she named victims of GDR state doping or former children in care. It could be that those affected have trouble getting through their everyday lives even years after the events. Health problems, sleep disorders, and fears could also play role.