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"The loneliness and the difficult thoughts – during the holidays like christmas and new year period, life's problems often become more evident. Many people need support and pressure has, as usual, been high among the country's emergency and hotlines."

"– We are open when all others have closed, says the on-call priest Monika Oskarsson."

"Telephone, email or live chat – the Swedish church as the duty of the priest to reach in several ways. On average the service receives over 200 calls per day, and even chat tend to get hot in the evenings, " says Monika Oskarsson who responded in the chat on the julaftonskvällen."

"There have been more than usual who responded to during the christmas season. In contrast, characterized the talks, perhaps to a certain part of the feast, " she says."

" People are looking for us of existential issues as life, death and love, that we all wrestle with. Possibly, such questions become more updated during the major holidays, " she says."

"in May-Britt Grufberg answered in jourtelefonen of the doctor on someone else's phone on christmas eve. There calling there is always a lot – whether it's a major holiday or not, and the volunteer time to an average of barely accept was the fifth call that will. Christmas was, in other words that any day."

"– Yes, with us calling it really all the time. There is a constant queue, " says May-Britt Grufberg and continues:"

" But what I thought was the difference this year was that it was also the younger people who called."

"Självmordslinjen, which is run by the nonprofit association of the Mind, have had plenty of volunteers who have answered the phone during the whole year-christmas and new year. The latter feast is particularly difficult for many, says secretary-general Karin Schulz."

"We have really tried to man the självmordslinjen much this year, because new year's day is the day it takes twice as many suicides as other days," she says, and continues:"

"– On new year's day there were very many volunteers who sat here."

"Kvinnofridslinjen, a national support phone there women who are subjected to violence and threats may call, has responded to around a hundred calls per day during this christmas and new year holidays," says Åsa Witkowski, head of unit at the National center for women's welfare in Uppsala, which operates the line."

"We have had many conversations, When it is the weekend, and especially in the years when it's been such a long weekend, so is the need to talk with a hotline extra large," she says to TT and continue:"

"– But it is the same conversation we have during the other days and the same questions we get. Many are so isolated."

"In emergency situations or thoughts of suicide, always call 112."

"Mind Självmordslinjen 90101"

"Hotline for persons with thoughts of suicide. Open 06-24 every day."

"health care advice and information on the nearest psychiatric emergency room:"

"Tel: 0771-22 00 60, days 13-22."

"Tel: 112, all the days 21-06"

"live Chat: Svenskakyrkan.seu002Fjourhavandeprast."


"Tel: 08-702 16 80, all the days 21-06."

"A national support phone for the victims of threats or physical, psychological and sexual violence."

"Tel: 020-50 50 50, open around the clock."


"Bris — children's right in society"

"Tel: 116 111, all days 14-21."

"adult helpline: 0771-505050, weekdays 9-12"

"Spes — suicide prevention and victim support"

"Tel: 08-34 58 73, the telephone hotline every day 19-22."

"Web: http:u002Fu002Fspes.seu002F"

"Jourtelefonen 031-800 650 all days 06-24."

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