I can use a little help

Have you been struggling for an extended period? It might become more challenging to manage various aspects of your life, such as your job, finances, home, or relationships with family and friends. You might even lose your home or place to stay. If your problems seem to be worsening, and you feel stuck, CVD is here to help you.

Here's how professional help can improve your situation.


You're not alone

Do you have debts or no place to sleep or call home, please know that you are not alone. In Rotterdam, 15% of people are dealing with significant debts, and around 32,000 individuals in the Netherlands are without a place to sleep. While their circumstances may differ, they often share similar feelings and habits.

Feelings and thoughts you may recognize:

  • “I’m all alone” or “They abandoned me”

  • "I don't trust anyone anymore" or "They don't trust me anymore"

  • I always solve my problems myself. I'm proud of that"

  • "I'm ashamed of my problems"

  • "I feel guilty about receiving help from others"

Habits you may recognize:

  • Ignoring or avoiding reading mail

  • Not responding to emails or phone calls

  • Reducing contact with friends and family

  • Losing your job or expulsion from school

  • No stable place to sleep

  • Seeking distractions more frequently like alcohol or drugs

  • Reacting more quickly with anger or panic

If you recognize yourself in one or more of these examples, please remember that seeking help is an option.

You can't and shouldn't do everything by yourself

It's normal to experience sadness and challenges in life. Emotions can become so overwhelming that you don’t know what to do. Trying to handle everything by yourself becomes increasingly difficult when numerous issues arise. Asking for help is not only beneficial for yourself but also for those around you.

Professional help can guide you forward

If you feel like you need assistance or would like to discuss your situation first, you can call an employee of Vraagwijzer at 14010 (+31102671625 for foreign providers). They are ready to listen to you and provide support. If you require further help, you can schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the type of support you may need from a healthcare professional, such as a personal coach or social worker from CVD, who can help you improve your situation.

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