If someone has tried to kill you, you certainly feared for your life. And probably you are still very much afraid! Murder and manslaughter are amongst the most serious crimes described in our German Penal Code (Strafgesetzbuch). For you as an aggrieved person, an offence of this type frequently entails considerable physical and/or mental consequences. Afterwards, you may be traumatised and suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, depressions, troubled sleep or lethargy. If you feel this way or if your relatives and friends suffer from similar symptoms, you should not try to cope with this situation alone. Please contact the police, victim assistance offices or other support facilities and do not hesitate to get help!