For most people, the bavarian restriction has a negative impact on their quality of life, because social contacts, shopping, sports and culture, cinema, family visits and more are currently only possible to a limited extent.
In the regular telephone calls, which currently have to replace personal contacts and counseling sessions in the social psychiatric service to a large extent, there are also other feedbacks. For many, the current exceptional situation is "normal" life. There is simply no social contact; due to mental illness, every purchase is a test of endurance – which may or may not be successful. There is usually not enough money for cultural activities anyway, and contact with the family is sometimes sporadic due to previous mental crises.
Therapeutic contacts are lacking
This does not mean, however, that the current issues do not affect these clients, but the effects are different: therapeutic contacts or medical services such as rheumatism league, logopadia or psychotherapy are often missing during these days. The regular telephone conversations with the staff of the social psychiatric service are a bad alternative for some people. Many clients are well aware that there will be massive difficulties when the exceptional period is over and society’s expectations once again take center stage: "for me, it’s a relief not to have to go out, that no one says I have to motivate myself and integrate." The return to seemingly "normal life will be difficult, and the support of the social psychiatric service will then be no less required.