A harmful addiction can develop for any activity or substance that causes feelings of pleasure (eating, drugs, games...).
Moving to another country is a major life change. After arriving in the new country, every immigrant goes through an immigration process during which they internally process the effects caused to their life by changes in the external situation.
Story of a victim of a crime
“I was robbed with a gun when I was returning home just before midnight. I knew that someone was following me, but was not able to run away in time."
Support and help for foreigners
MIELI Mental Health Finland provides crisis assistance and support in order to prevent mental health problems and suicides.
Crisis Helpline in Finnish
call 09 2525 0111
on Mon-Fri 24h, weekends and public holidays 15.00-07.00
The SOS Centre of the Finnish Association for Mental Health has worked in suicide prevention for almost 40 years. Based on past experiences, suicide can usually be prevented.
Mental health services
In Finland, municipal authorities are responsible for organising mental health services. Mental health services are also provided by hospital districts, private service providers and third sector actors, i.e. different kinds of organisations.
A traumatic crisis is caused by a sudden, unexpected and intense incident. The event produces a significant emotional shock that temporarily overwhelms the individual. Traumatic crisis is a reaction to an event which threatens the essential aspects of life.
TOIVO-toiminnan ohjaajille tarkoitettu materiaalipankki.
“Crisis is not an illness from which one should recover; it is life one has to live.”
Outi Ruishalme and Liisa Saaristo: Elämä satuttaa, kriisit ja niistä selviytyminen
Seeking help for mental health problems
The threshold for seeking help for mental health problems has become lower, but many people still suffer alone for far too long.