Stress and Mental Health in the Canton of Zurich

Mental health is a topic which concerns us all.


Recent research suggests that all kinds of symptoms relating to mental health spread themselves out on a continuum. They coincide with every day, “normal” experiences, which are familiar to everyone, but they can also manifest themselves in a more pronounced form as a medical complaint. Our study endeavors to establish a better understanding of the transitions between everyday experiences and complaints. We would like to understand how and why mental health symptoms increase or decrease.


The sub-project Stress and Mental Health is intended to create a database which should provide adults of up to 50 years of age with comprehensive information about the type and complexity of mental health symptoms, of disorders, and the utilization of treatments on offer.