LoKI is short for Lokale KrisenIntervention (local crisis intervention) and is a University Hospital Frankfurt project. We offer weekly consultation hours for everyone who is struggling with their mental health. Together we find out how to help you and if you might need medical or psychotherapeutic support. If we cannot help you directly, we can help place you with one of our various specialised partners.
Our consultations are free of charge and anonymous. The consultation hours happen regularly. You don’t need to make an appointment.
LoKI in your neighbourhood
|Time:||1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Nachbarschaftszentrum Ginnheim, Ginnheimer Hohl 14H, 60431 Frankfurt|
|Time:||2nd and 4th Friday of the month 2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Nachbarschaftsbüro Ginnheim, Franz-Werfel-Straße 37, 60431 Frankfurt|
|Time:||Monday 2:00-4:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Internationales Familienzentrum e.V., Im Mainfeld 5a. 60528 Frankfurt am Main|
Mental crisis – what does that actually mean?
It is normal to feel bad in the situations described above. But if the bad feeling does not fade after a while professional consultation can help. Because in that case, you might suffer from depression. According to the Deutsche Depressionshilfe, roughly every fifth person in Germany suffers from depression at least once in their life – so you’re not alone. The good news is: depression can be treated. In our consultations, you learn whether you might be affected and which treatment options there are – anonymously and without any obligation.
No situation is hopeless
The most severe consequence of depression is suicide. Conversely, suicide is almost always preceded by a mental illness. Due to the good treatment options that are available for depression, suicide is preventable – but too few people know about it. If you – or a person you know – suffer from a mental illness or have thought about committing suicide, in urgent cases call the emergency services at 112. In Frankfurt, you can also get help via the following phone numbers:
- For consultation over the phone, counselling or simply a longer conversation with a neutral person, you can call the psychosocial crisis service of Bürgerhilfe Frankfurt at 069 61 13 75.
- If you or someone else are currently considering suicide or you think a hospital stay might be necessary at short notice, you can call the FraPPE Hotline 069 630 13 113. There, you will be able to talk to someone from one of the psychiatric hospitals in Frankfurt at all times (24/7). The doctor on duty will decide what to do together with you.
Or you can come to our consultation hours. Together we will find a way out of the crisis.
LoKI and FraPPE – we care for Frankfurt
LoKI is a follow-up project of the Frankfurter Projekt zur Prävention von Suiziden mittels Evidenz-basierter Maßnahmen (short: FraPPE; Frankfurt project for the prevention of suicides through evidence-based measures). Among other things, with FraPPE, we investigated which districts in Frankfurt have the highest risk for suicide. In these places, we now offer open consultation hours as a place to go for everyone who needs help in a mental crisis. Further information on FraPPE can be found on the other pages of this website.
LoKI is supported through the F.A.Z. fund-raiser “Leser helfen Lesern”.