SGSB at patient conference

On June 1, 2024, the German Depression Aid and Suicide Prevention Foundation and the German Depression League e.V.  are once again organizing a depression patient conference. According to a press release, 5.3 million Germans suffer from depression that requires treatment every year. “The feeling of loneliness is a sign of depression. The Germany Depression Barometer…
Read more

Lady in black

The depth psychologist C. G. Jung is said to have said that depression is comparable to a lady in black. If she appears, he recommends not sending her away, but listening to what she has to say. This quote has an important place at our events because for me (Sabine) it represents the symbol of…
Read more

Spring tour

What a successful spring tour! We say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for the warm welcome from our organizer teams and for the numerous encounters with people who spent the evenings with us with great interest and the courage to get involved in our topic! Our lecture series “Some good, more bad.”…
Read more

Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Program (NaSPro) recently published the current suicide data for Germany. In 2022, over 10,000 people died by suicide! That’s more deaths than from traffic accidents, murder and manslaughter, illegal drugs and AIDS combined! Unbelievable?! And even though suicidality is a highly complex phenomenon, studies show that the risk of suicide is…
Read more

Retrospect and a new year

So! That’s it, the events last fall have been fulfilled. Nora and I (Sabine) went into the Christmas and New Year break filled with many more touching, insightful and grateful moments. A big and heartfelt THANK YOU goes to all our organizers for the good cooperation! We say to our audience: THANK YOU for coming,…
Read more

Self-help at Lake Constance

“A support group is a group of people outside their everyday relationships (such as family or friendship) who are affected by the same problem and who meet regularly to support each other.” As described by NAKOS, the national contact and information point for the encouragement and support of self-help groups. Self-help is also an important…
Read more

Anniversary 10 years of “Some good, more bad.” and 5 years of lecture tours

In October 2018, Sabine and I (Nora) appeared on stage for the first time as part of the Mental Health Weeks in Erfurt. Since then, we have continued to successfully present photographs and touching life stories. 5 years later, we have held over 60 events across the country and are far from feeling routine, as…
Read more


A guest book has been on our book table since the beginning of our lecture series “Some good, more bad”. Countless spectators have followed our invitation to this day and left us feedback on the event or their own thoughts. When reading, we are always amazed and touched by the depth and expressiveness of the…
Read more
Cover der Broschüre "Leitfaden bei Depression"

First Aid

This grey, rainy day was very convenient for me (Sabine). In preparation for our upcoming autumn tours, I went to the basement and checked the inventory of materials for the book table. An information brochure that we put out at all our events is the “Guideline for Depression for Those Affected and Their Relatives”, published…
Read more

Beeing touched

A very touching story reached us recently in the aftermath of one of our “Some good, more bad.” events: The head of the self-help contact point who had booked us told us about the following incident in a reflection discussion: A lady who had come to the advice center as a relative a long time…
Read more
Ein Grasbüschel auf einer Wiese leuchtet grün im Gegenlicht.


On a mild early summer evening, we recently welcomed almost 50 people who had come to our event in the VHS Osnabrück building. In addition to the enriching content of many interesting questions and contributions from the audience, it also became clear to all those involved how valuable and helpful low-threshold offers can be for…
Read more
Bild zum Beitrag

“Some good, more bad.” on spring tour 2023

We were invited to Magdeburg, Schwetzingen and Reichelsheim with our lecture series. All three organizers had a common background this time: self-help. Accordingly, there were many people in the audience who could report how supportive and strengthening they found participating in such a group – whether they were depressed themselves or as relatives. In addition…
Read more

Here we go again!

The anti-stigma depression project “Sometimes good, more bad.” is going on spring tour! With our audiovisual presentation and subsequent talk, we will be guests here in March: 22.03.2023 | 7 pm, Netzwerk Freie Kultur e.V. in Magdeburg. Organizer: Caritas 23.03.2023 | 7 pm, Palais Hirsch in Schwetzingen Organizer: Heidelberg Self-Help Office 24.03.2023 | 6 p.m.,…
Read more


The ZAB (central contact point for barrier-free access) invited us as part of their 5th anniversary. According to its own statement on the homepage, it sees itself as a “low-threshold contact point for students and employees at Bielefeld University. Under the motto “achieve more together”, the merger of the severely disabled representative and the representative…
Read more


An entry to us in the guest book: “THANK YOU for the great, impressive pictures. THANK YOU for sharing the personal stories. And THANK YOU for the open words. Because of this trust, others also have the courage to open up.” That is exactly what we were able to experience in numerous and touching ways…
Read more


In addition to those affected and their families, we are always able to welcome people in the audience who have come into contact with depression through their work. On our evening of lectures in Aachen at akis (self-help in the Aachen region), a question from a spectator developed into a very lively discussion about how…
Read more


An entry from our guest book from the evening of 10/13/22: “Thank you for the impressive insights into the depression. Perfectly captured and portrayed. I recognized myself in Mrs. Fröhlich’s description. Amazing and impressive what you can show with pictures. I wish you all the best for your further work and always well-attended and successful…
Read more


According to project coordinator Frederike Hartje, 70-80% of the sponsorships in the “Huckepack” project, which provides parents with mental illnesses with volunteer godparents who are supposed to become confidants for the children, are the main diagnosis. Accordingly, Sabine Fröhlich’s experiences with depression, especially as a mother, the possible effects of a parental illness on the…
Read more


In the beautiful ambience of Höchstädt Castle, at the invitation of the Schwaben district, we were once again able to take a very interested audience on a journey into the inner worlds of the Depression with our project “Some good, more bad.” On behalf of many other great supporters behind the scenes, we would like…
Read more

on tour

A visual insight into our lecture tour at Lake Constance.
Read more

telephone counseling center Konstanz

The telephone counseling website says: “The offer is there for everyone, for old and young people, professionals, housewives, trainees or pensioners, for people of all religious communities and also for people who do not belong to a church. Around one million calls are made every year, free of charge and around the clock. Because worries…
Read more


We followed the invitation of the highly committed StudentCare team at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen. According to their own statements, the team’s offer is based on the theoretical concept of “self-compassion” according to the psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff. The implementation of “self-compassionate thinking” combines the promotion of the elements self-love, cohesion and mindfulness. Accordingly, StudentCare strives…
Read more


The invitation from the Konstanz self-help contact point brought us to Lake Constance. In the meeting room of the district office we were able to experience an intensive discussion with the audience. A key topic was the experience of relatives of a person suffering from depression, which many found to be extremely challenging. It is…
Read more

telephone counseling center Ulm

“I can’t take it anymore!” or “I’m worried about being depressed!” Many conversations that the employees of the telephone counseling center in Ulm are currently starting with statements like these. The long duration of the pandemic, the lack of psychotherapy and counseling in many places and, last but not least, the social uncertainty caused by…
Read more

exhibition opening Münster/Germany

after several Corona postponements, the time has finally come! The expanded to double “Mal gut, mehr schlecht.” Exhibition will open on 3/20/2022 at 4pm. The beautiful Fürstenbergsaal will host the exhibition. Opening: 20.3.2022, 4 pm, Greeting: Angela Stähler (Mayor of the City of Münster) Artist talk: Nora Klein with Dr. Barbara Rommé (Münster City Museum)…
Read more


“For me as a psychotherapist, the evening was very inspiring and I found the content and creative implementation great!” , so the feedback from a participant after our event in the Studiobühne in Magdeburg. We are very happy that we are often allowed to hear statements – similar to these – from psychotherapists or people…
Read more


“My granddaughter is severely depressed and has already attempted suicide. I’m here tonight in the hope of getting helpful tips on how best to behave as her grandmother and to learn more about the disease.” With this statement from a courageous participant, we have started the discussion in the atmospheric cinema of the Casablanca in…
Read more


In the full hall of the Catholic educational institution in Bonn, in addition to numerous interested spectators, there were also family members and friends of Sabine Fröhlich. “I am incredibly proud of our daughter, our son-in-law and our granddaughters. They managed to stay together as a family and to stand there stronger than ever today.”,so…
Read more

Haltern am See

A good year after our first visit, the highly committed and motivated team from the family counseling center “pro anima” invited us to Haltern am See again. This time for an internal pilot project with students from secondary schools and for an open closing event on the last day of the successful pilot series. We…
Read more

The project goes to schools

“I am so impressed by my students how attentive, reflective and respectful I have seen them here today.”, “I still get goose bumps when I think back to the special atmosphere in the room.” The “Some good, more bad” project is visiting schools for the first time. Pupils from a vocational college and a secondary…
Read more

Registration for lectures

Due to the pandemic, the number of participants in our events is often limited. You can register for the following events at: 11/11/21  // Haltern am See // //02364/10 90 22 12/11/ 21  // Bonn // // 0228 – 944900 18/11/21  // Berlin // //030 631 09 85. 19/11/21  // Magdeburg //…
Read more


Our audience in Göttingen was characterized by great openness, interest, appreciation and a high level of professional competence. The telephone care in Göttingen had offered our event format as a training course for its employees and many came. There was a stimulating and intensive discussion and sharing with one another regarding the individual interpretations and…
Read more

General Assembly of the Deutsche DepressionsLiga e.V.

A lively Saturday is behind us. The general meeting of our project partner Deutsche DepressionsLiga e.V. brought numerous interested parties to Frankfurt. The board reported on the projects carried out and future ideas. It was nice to meet familiar faces personally again. We are happy to be part of this committed association with our project…
Read more


The Alliance against Depression Olpe-Siegen-Wittgenstein is once again holding the MUT-MACH-WOCHEN this year; a series of different types of events to educate people about depression. And we were allowed to be there again. This time in the Lorenz-Jaeger-Haus in Olpe. At this point, a big thank you again to Ms. Lütticke from the Olpe district…
Read more


“What a touching, impressive evening. For two hours we were on an island that made closeness and openness possible. Thank you! ” This is one of the numerous entries in the guest book after the successful and fully booked evening event in Kleve; well prepared by the self-help office. Motivated by the positive feedback, we…
Read more

AKTION: Freiexemplar für Bibliotheken

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch. Die Deutsche Depressionsliga e.V. und die BARMER freuen sich 100 Exemplare des Bildbandes „Mal gut, mehr schlecht.“ Bibliotheken kostenfrei zur Verfügung zu stellen. Das Buch thematisiert die Gefühls- und Gedankenwelt von depressiven Menschen auf einfühlsame Art und Weise und trägt dazu bei, dass Depression besser verstanden wird,…
Read more


A very special venue awaited us in Hanover. The Hannover-Linden parish together with the Hannover telephone counseling have invited us to the St. Martinskirche with its special architecture. About 30 spectators took part in the event despite or perhaps because of the current corona dynamics and the upcoming second lock down. Because there is now…
Read more


An invitation from the FESTIVAL FOTOGRAFISCHER BILDER brought us to Regensburg with a double event. In this artistic setting, the power of the photographic images created by Nora Klein was particularly well expressed. They invite you to feel, can “describe” what is felt and are a suitable medium against speechlessness. The contribution of a participant…
Read more

Postponed to 2021

The event in Kleve has been canceled this year due to the Covid 19 crisis.
Read more

“Against Speechlessness” Photographic images about depression

The current podcast about our work in the series “New Thinking Photography”
Read more


“As a psychotherapist, I mainly work with patients who are currently suffering from acute depression and who find it difficult to imagine that things could get better at some point. Tonight it was very good for me to hear how Ms. Fröhlich found her way out of the depression and I had the rare opportunity…
Read more


The events in Moers and Dinslaken have been canceled this year due to the Covid 19 crisis.
Read more

Haltern am See

The highly committed and motivated team from pro anima invited us to Haltern am See on September 29, 2020. This date was fully booked in a short time and that is why we were very happy to agree to an additional event – also fully booked – on September 28, 2020. On the first evening,…
Read more

Covid 19

At this point in time, all 2020 events can take place.
Read more

Lecture tour continues!

The BARMER health insurance company has agreed to continue funding our Germany-wide lecture tour. So Sabine Fröhlich and I will be doing anti-stigma work on the subject of depression for the next 2 years. Events
Read more


Self help for depression. Participation in a self-help group can have a supportive and healing effect for both affected and relatives. The existing, extensive range of such groups in the Odenwald region confirms this. Two providers, namely the self-help group (SHG) Angst Panik Depression and SHG Semikolon have invited us to Michelstadt in cooperation with…
Read more


The small theater “Gdanska” in Oberhausen with its screen and red velvet armchairs offered a wonderfully fitting atmosphere for the presentation of our pictures and texts. This probably also inspired a participant to make an – almost poetic-sounding – entry in our guest book: “Beautiful photographs, sad photographs, sad beautiful photographs. Honest words, thoughtful words,…
Read more


The self-help contact point Krefeld invited us to the beautiful Muchesaal of the VHS Krefeld. One of the main topics in the lively discussion round related to the experience of relatives and friends, in whom a close person suffers from depression and the illness extends over a long period of time. Thanks to the openness…
Read more

Bad Bederkesa

A very exceptionally invitation came from a telephone helpline office in the north of Germany. Within the setting of regular training sessions for their voluntary employees we were able to present our project. The participants showed a remarkable high level of professional compentence and openess for the manifold appearences of the illness Depression. For Sabine…
Read more

Bremervörde and Zeven

The Alliance against Depression in the district of Rotenburg / Wümme invited us to two events for their “autumn tour” to Bremervörde and Zeven: “It is important to talk about depression as an illness,” said Andreas von Glahn, Vice Chairman of the Alliance against Depression in the district. “Our idea is that we want to…
Read more


Katrin Göring-Eckardt, member of the German Parliament, came to Erfurt to open the conference „Suddenly you were gone“ – Grief after sudden death and suicide. Appropriate to this theme we could show in our presentation the perspective of people who have gone through suicidal crises; a subject that is treated as a tabu in our…
Read more


„Who can I talk to, if suicidal thoughts circle in my head?“ has been one question asked during our event in Siegen. A counsellor of the Socio-psychiatric service Siegen, who was present that evening, turned out to be the right person to answer that question: „We are here for you! Well trained for crisis situations…
Read more


„Thank you so much for this impressive presentation. The topic depression has been very well portrayed. I did recognize myself in many details. Good for everyone who has managed to talk about his illness and called for help. I shall do so myself now!“ This quote was left in our guestbook after yet another touching…
Read more


What an atmospheric and appropriate to the topic venue we had last night in Leipzig in the „Moritzbastei“. A big thank you to the association „Leipziger Bündnis gegen Depression e.V.“ for bringing us here. Many comments of the evenings discussion-round did refer to Sabine Fröhlich‘s great openness towards her personal handling of the illness. Participants…
Read more
Freiburg_Vortrag_Depression_Nora Klein


„I would have loved to participate at your important project, Miss Klein. Your sensitive approach combined with a lot of respect for the illness Depression as well as the participants that took part, is highly encouraging.“ This is one quote that was shared after our presentation of the inside world of depression. A huge thank…
Read more


Due to extensive advertising we could welcome more than 60 people to our event in Göppingen, where the Christophsbad clinic had invited us. The focus of the event‘s discussion-round was on possible causes of the illness depression and their variety of treatments. The conclusion of the evening: THE depression does not exist. Every case has…
Read more


Sign language interpreter did join us in Rastatt/Germany. The spoken words have been intensified through the impressive gestures and facial expressions. Emotions have been transported even straighter. A very valuable experience for all of us – especially the group of participants with hearing disabilities that come to our event. A big thank you to our…
Read more


The health board of Gera did invite us to the public library Gera/Germany. As one of many events during the german wide mental health awareness week. In the discussion afterwords several participants expressed their pressure to be perfect in all they do. Do I always have to function? How can I get out of the…
Read more
Terminänderung Vortrag Freiburg

changed date

the lecture will start at 5 pm
Read more

Patientenkongress Depression 2019

For the 5th time the Depression-patient-coference took place in the Leipzig Gewandhaus. A fully booked event with 1,300 participants that makes a valuable contribution to the de-stigmatization of depression. The Deutsche Depressionsliga e.V., as co-organizer, invited to the LigaLounge on the second day of the congress. A great opportunity to get to know the numerous…
Read more


A very fine summer evening could not hold up the citizens of Brilon/Germany from coming in big numbers to our event „Mal gut, mehr schlecht.“ „Would you also please come to our school one day? My experience is that a lot of my schoolmates do know nothing about depression and more or less dismiss it…
Read more


Last night in Trier has been very special for us. Part of the audience was the mother of Sabine Fröhlich. „I am the mum of Sabine and I am very proud of my daughter that she coped with the illness depression so well. To all of you I would like to say: Do not give…
Read more


“Where can I find support, if I cannot cope with the suicide of a beloved on?“ Was one question from the audience. Mister Mann, representing the support-group Depression Eifel-Mosel, could help by naming local contact persons for this sensitive issue. A big thank you to all that helped us shaping the event and to all,…
Read more


The cellar vaults of Weimars city library enhanced a very special atmosphere for the evening. An attending mother told us afterwards: „Your presentation touched me deeply. In the photographs and quotations I have recognized my son, who suffers from depression since many years. For the first time ever I really get an idea of how…
Read more


We followed the invitation of the public health Department and have come to Dresden/Germany. Thanks to all who came and shared courageously their experiences around the illness depression. A very touching discussion panel, where participants even got the chance to come to new perceptions.  
Read more


The student representation of the university of Kiel did invite us to their „Mental Health Awareness Week“. One Student left this note in our guestbook: „I wish, I had a private praxis for psychotherapy with a waiting room, where I could have the picture-book on display for patients who are waiting.“  
Read more

Einladung zum Vortrag/Berlin

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch. Finissage »CRAZY – Leben mit psychischen Erkrankungen« 17.06.19, 19 Uhr Beauftragter der Bundesregierung fŸür die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen Mauerstr. 53, 10117 Berlin
Read more

lecture dates

11.04.19 in Kiel/Germany, 06.06.19 in Dresden/Germany, 12.06.19 in Weimar/Germany, 13.06.19 in Bitburg/Germany, 14.06.19 in Trier/Germany, 08.10.19 in Gera/Germany, 10.10.19 in Göppingen/Germany, 11.10.19 in Freiburg im Breisgau/Germany, 14.10.19 in Leipzig/Germany, 15.10.19 in Hof/Germany, 27.11.19 in Krefeld/Germany, more
Read more

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Nora Klein and her work „Mal gut, mehr schlecht.“ is presented at german radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
Read more


Shooting for a german TV channel: Titel, Thesen, Temperamente It will be on TV at the 3rd of February at 11:05 pm, ARD
Read more

exhibition in Berlin

CRAZY – Leben mit psychischen Erkrankungen mit Arbeiten von Laia Abril (Spanien), Sibylle Fendt (Deutschland), Nora Klein (Deutschland), Louis Quail (UK) und Melissa Spitz (USA) opening: 14.02.19, 7 pm exhibition: 15.02.-21.04.2019 f³ Freiraum für Fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Read more

Bunker D Kiel/Germany

Great atmosphere at that place. 40 interested and observing students helped us to make depression more visible.
Read more

today in Kiel/Germany

On tour to our next lecture of „Mal gut, mehr schlecht.“ today.
Read more

launch of the lecture series

Our lecture series started in Erfurt this monday. We had a brave audience, cosy atmosphere and a inspired discussion. Thanks a lot to BARMER, Deutsche DepressionsLiga e.V, Landeshaupstadt Erfurt and Café Nerly.  
Read more
Nora Klein Fotografie

Vortrag HEUTE/Berlin

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch. Der Veranstalter musst leider kurzfristig den Termin heute im Stadtteilzentrum Teutoburger Platz absagen. Die Veranstaltung wurde verschoben. Wir melden uns mit dem neuen Termin.
Read more

lecture Berlin/Germany

16th of October 2018, Stadtteilzentrum am Teutoburger Platz, Berlin, Germany Facebook
Read more

lecture Erfurt/Germany

15th of October 2018, Café Nerly Erfurt, Germany
Read more

photography, lecture, discussion

the book on tour

Help us to visualize depression. In 2018 and 2019, the project will be presented in the form of a lecture series Germany-wide. Thanks a lot to BARMER and Deutsche DepressionsLiga e.V. for the support. Book a lecture for 2018/2019.
Read more

4. Deutscher Patientenkongress Depression

Photographer Nora Klein presented her book »Mal gut, mehr schlecht./Some good, more bad.« at the 4. Deutschen Patientenkongress Depression in Leipzig.
Read more


Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.     Ausstellung: Festival Fotografischer Bilder Regensburg 2017 Symposium vom 26.-28.10.2017 Ausstellung vom 26.10.2017- 14.01.2018     Buchvorstellungen und Diskussion: 27.08.2017 ab 10:00 Uhr auf dem 4. Deutschen Patientenkongress Depression in Leipzig   14.10.17 ab 19.00 Uhr in der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung in Köln (KölnBonner…
Read more

book discussion

Discussion of the book at the 12th of April 2017 at Kunsthaus Erfurt  
Read more

The exhibition

Read more

Exhibition opening

Freitag, 7. April, 20 Uhr

Waltraud Rinke, Vorstand der Deutschen DepressionsLiga e.V. Birgit Dziuk, Landesgeschäftsführerin der BARMER Thüringen Christian Treumann, Vorsitzender des Vorstandes der Town & Country Stiftung

Prof. Dr. Kai Uwe Schierz, Direktor der Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt
Read more

book fair Leizpig 2017

»Mal gut, mehr schlecht.« launched at the book fair in Leipzig. The book »Mal gut, mehr schlecht.« is being presented at the book fair in Leipzig by publishing house Hatje Cantz. Available in stores now.
Read more

German TV-station NDR

For the german TV-station NDR-Kulturjournal we are visiting Sabine. With the photographer Nora Klein they introduce the project »Mal gut, mehr schlecht.« (»Some good, more bad.«)  
Read more

DGPPN-Congress 2016

Photographer Nora Klein and the Deutsche DepressionsLiga e.V. are presenting the book at the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) in Berlin.
Read more


Nora Klein
Some good, mora bad.

You are cordially invited to attend the launch of the exhibition and presentation of the picture book.

Opening: Friday, 7. April 2017, Kunsthaus Erfurt
Exhibition: 07.-13. April 2017 Kunsthaus Erfurt, Michaelisstr. 34, 99084 Erfurt
Read more

A glimpse into the print shop.

»Mal gut, mehr schlecht.« has gone to press. A glimpse into the print shop.
Read more