March 30, 2020

Dealing with depression in Germany (Deenara from Russia)

Dealing with depression in Germany (Deenara from Russia)

How do you recognize that you are depressed? How do you seek out therapy and other help for depression in Germany? And what if you are from a culture that has a stigma towards mental health issues and therapy?

Deenara, who is from Republic of Tatarstan in Russia, is a tech professional and poet living in Berlin. In an interview with journalist Daria Sukharchuk, she gives some insights into these questions and more as she describes her experiences dealing with depression after arriving in Germany.

In the second part of the episode, we hear from Marita Helkimo, a Frankfurt-based therapist whose focus is immigrants living in Germany.

Show Notes

The interview with Deenara was recorded and edited by Daria Sukharchuk, a journalist in Berlin. Connect with Daria on Twitter and  Facebook.  

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