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The Mission of the LIR

Stressors such as traumatic events, stressful conditions in private or professional life or physical illnesses, but also the everyday experience of stress and social crisis situations such as war or pandemics, can contribute significantly to the development of many mental disorders such as depression, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety. It is estimated that about 30% of all German citizens, both male and female, develop a mental disorder every year. Therefore, promoting mental health during and after stressful life events takes on a particular importance.

“We are working to understand resilience, prevent stress-induced mental illness, and provide knowledge, thus maintaining and improving public health despite changing working and living conditions.”

In addition to research work to understand the mechanisms of resilience and the development of interventions of resilience promotion, LIR's mission also includes the transfer of knowledge to society. In line with the motto “theoria cum praxi”, we make our scientific findings available to the public in the form of lectures, workshops, training and advisory services.

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