The VSM recognizes that mental health is not a peripheral concern but an integral aspect of a healthy life as well as academic success and personal fulfillment. Mathematical research can be mentally exhausting and at times quite a test of emotional resilience and well-being. The Universities participating in the VSM offer courses that can help dealing with these situations, we will soon add a page with more information in this direction.

However, in these circumstances, anybody may get to a point where things seem to be hard to handle and quick individual support is needed. Here we provide a list that contains information on possible contacts for such situations. The list contains both contacts at the Faculties or the Universities and offers independent of the Universities; some of them are intended for cases of emergency, others for longer term counseling. The current version of this list is available here.