Experts believe that almost half of the refugees who entered Germany in the last year are mentally ill.
New figures out of Hamburg show a major increase in mental illness and suicide attempts.
Over the past ten weeks there were at least 13 suicide attempts in Hamburg alone.
This is a significant increase compared to the 11 suicide attempts reported in the last six months.
The results are from a Senate response to an inquiry of the Left MPs Christiane Schneider.
Experts say about 40 to 50 percent of the refugees are suffering from various mental illnesses including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
According to the studies one in five refugee children are also suffering from some kind of mental illness.