Wenn Wohnen die Psyche belastet

Finding any accommodation is extremely difficult. I lowered my standards to the point when I was even considering offers where I wouldn’t feel safe – for example a flat with an older single male which I didn’t know at all. I received multiple offers to live with someone „for free“ but in exchange for sex. Looking for affordable accommodation highly impacted my study performance and mental health. I experienced suicidal thoughts largely caused by this. Since I got a room in the student dormitory my situation got better but I know it’s only temporary and I might have to look for a new place soon. My friends from university also struggled a lot with finding accommodation (or still struggle). The housing situation is one of the main reasons why we don’t even consider staying in Potsdam after finishing our studies.