for psychological help
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support to people experiencing distress or despair, including those that could lead to self-harm. They are based in the UK and offer 24/7 service in English by phone or e-mail.
Tel: +44 84 57 90 90 90
E-mail: [email protected]
Befrienders is an international helpline network run by Samaritans. It provides listening and support in over 20 languages worldwide.
US and International Contacts
Health Department National Suicide Prevention 24/7 Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Help is available in many different languages.
The Rape Crisis Center (US)
International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services (IFOTES)
Brings together National Associations of Telephone Emergency Service offering emotional support, immediately accessible to any person suffering from loneliness, in a state of psychological crisis, or contemplating suicide. To find a contact in your country click on “country members.”
Czech Emergency Numbers
GENERAL EMERGENCY LINE – English and German – 112
112 is similar to the American 911 general emergency service, active in all EU countries, and can be traced with caller ID. If you have a medical emergency (including acute psychiatric condition or suicidal state) an ambulance will arrive to take you to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
Dial 112 from any local or mobile phone inside Czech Republic.
Czech speaking direct emergency numbers
Can be dialed from any local or mobile phone in Czech Republic. Operators in general speak Czech.
AMBULANCE/ FIRST AID 155
PRAGUE POLICE 156
STATE POLICE 158
Medical centers for foreigners:
Canadian Medical Care
After Hours Emergency: 724-30-03-01
RIAPS Crisis Center
24 hour psychiatric emergency center address: Chelčického 39, P-3
24 hour crisis line: 222-580-697
A specialized psychiatric hospital in Prague with an emergency service and 24 hour outpatient crisis center. Telephone operators only speak Czech but some doctors speak English.
Crisis line: 284-016-666
24 hour emergency service with a reception for foreigners. Very good for emergencies, but they don’t specialize in psychiatry.
Address: Nemocnice Motol, V Uvalu, 84 P-5
Address: Nemocnice Na Homolce, Roentgenova 2, P-5