The Bundesliga is reminiscent of Robert Enke – and the tragic death of the former national goalkeeper ten years ago. Also national coach Joachim Loew is on the day of his death with the thoughts of his former companion, who put an end to his life exactly ten years ago. Together with Enke's widow Teresa, the 59-year-old visited Enke's grave in Empede near Hanover.
The DFB coach laid a wreath with Teresa Enke at the grave, on the loop is the word "unforgotten". Under LOw Enke had graduated between 2007 and 2009 his eight internationals. "It means a lot to me that I, but of course the Foundation, have received so much support over the past few days", said Teresa Enke. "Depression is a disease and it is treatable."
Robert Enke had killed himself exactly ten years ago at the age of 32 years. The goalkeeper had suffered several strong depressive episodes in the course of his career, but was always healthy and played both in the Bundesliga and in the DFB team. One year after his tragic death, his widow Teresa, together with the DFB, DFL and Hannover 96, founded the Robert Enke Foundation, which works for people suffering from depression.
We usually do not report suicide or suicide attempts unless they are given special attention by the circumstances. If you yourself suffer from mood swings, depression or suicidal thoughts, there is help, Under the free hotline 0800 / 111-0-111 and 0800 / 111-0-222 you can talk anonymously with the telephone counseling, which has already shown in many cases ways out of difficult situations.