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No male-specific mental health services available.

The mental health support services are very limited. There doesn't seem to be any male specific mental health support services available. Please note that in case of illness or suspected depression, talking to a doctor or psychologist is essential. Basically, your family doctor is the first point of contact for the diagnosis and treatment of depression. In emergencies, eg. urgent and specific suicidal thoughts, please contact the Italy Suicide Hotline: 800860022.


EMERGENCY  (24 hours 7 days a week)

Police: 113

Ambulance: 118

Italy Suicide Hotline: 800 86 00 22 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 13:00 - 22:00)


Telefono Amico Italia

Hotline: 02 2327 2327 (10am to midnight) or Chat on WhatsApp with +39 324 011 7252

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Telefono Amico Italia helps to overcome emotional tensions and to restore well-being in personal relationships, it promotes the culture of empathic listening as an emotional health factor and a contrast to loneliness. It offers an anonymous service, independent of political and religious ideologies, respecting the ideas and discomfort of the caller. Telephone Amico Italia is reachable through the unique number 199.284.284 and answers 365 days a year with 500 volunteers who operate in 20 centres on the national territory. The service is free and active throughout Italy from 10.00 to 24.00.  The caller will only pay the cost of the call: from a landline phone, € 0.06 per answer and € 0.024 per minute, including VAT. For mobile phones, the cost varies according to the telephone operator.


Suicide Prevention Center, Sant’Andrea Hospital
Tel: 06 3377 7740

The Suicide Prevention Service offers a direct phone number to collect requests for help. Our aim is to provide the community with a suicide prevention service aimed at those who are going through a moment of emotional crisis or those who have lost a loved one due to suicide ( survivors ), through a telephone line supported by a team of doctors, psychologists and volunteers. It is specified that the following number does not support imminent emergency situations, for which it is possible to contact the emergency services present in the area or call the single national number 112.

Samaritans Onlus

From landline to a toll-free number: 800 86 00 22

From mobile to urban number: 06 77208977 costs from your operator's tariff plans)

Service active every day from 13.00 to 22.00

Our association, which takes the name "Samaritans", is a lay volunteer organization, established in England in 1953, which operates in around 40 countries around the world through the international Befrienders Worldwide network. Samaritans Onlus' first goal is suicide prevention. When living becomes too heavy and there is no one to turn to, when the problems seem unbearable, the Samaritans are ready to give you emotional support, in absolute confidentiality.


Telefono Amico Centri in Rete
Call 02-99777

Telefono Amico Centri in Rete offers a hotline service for anyone experiencing distress, depression, anxiety or just going through a tough time.

Servizio per la Prevenzione del Suicidio (SPS)

Tel: 06.33775675

SPS is a suicide prevention helpline whose mission is to give psychological and emotional support to anyone in suicidal crisis or to anyone who lost a dear one for suicide, through confidential listening from a team of doctors, psychologists and volunteers. The helpline is operating from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm, from Monday to Friday, and it can be reached from all regions of Italy.


Dr. Giovanni La Veglia, Licensed Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Coach

Rome, Lazio 00152

Phone: +39 348 8573123

Giovanni has worked with adolescents and adults seeking counselling for stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and/or mood disorders. Expertise in addressing life transitions, adjustment issues, anger, self-esteem, relational breakdowns, and addictions. He has lived in the U.S.A. and Europe at different life stages. These experiences have enriched both my cross- cultural background and his understanding of the difficulties adjusting to a new environment may bring.

Alessandro Cavelzani, PhD.

Milan, Lombardy 20121

Phone: 0039 333 25.64 109

Alessandro has10 years’ experience as English-speaking clinical psychologist and psychotherapist for adults and children, treating anxiety, panic attacks, job-stress, cultural adjustment, children relational and affective disorders at school, pregnancy and new parenthood affective issues. He has experience with Asian, European, and American expatriates patients.

Dr. Roberto Biella-Battista

Milan, Lombardy 20135
Phone: +393356406014

Roberto practises psychotraumatology, mood disorders, adjustment disorder. psychodynamic approach and EMDR technique.  Only Adults. Skype sessions available. He has worked both in Belgium and Italy, running two private practices in Brussels and Milan for Italian-English-French speaking expats. As a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist and expatriate, he understands the problems and the emotional complexities that people may encounter within relationships, family dynamics, expatriation, repatriation and the empty nest stage of life.


Movember Foundation -  Italy*

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the global Movember charity event, housed at The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health." By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to find ways to take care of their mental health and to check in with one another in order to reduce the rate of suicide in men. Visit the link to Italy’s Movember page to access vital information on these three key topics affecting men’s health today:

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