Help for Parents - Hotline

Getting help when things are too much or when you don't know what to do next is not a sign of weakness but a strength, and it not only protects you but others as well.

We have listed some important help hotlines here that could be useful.

Pregnant individuals, their immediate environment, and professionals can contact the counselors before and after birth at any time, who are familiar with the appropriate support services.

The counselors support you regardless of gender, origin, faith, sexual orientation, and sexual identity. They also provide advice on the possibility of a confidential birth if needed.

Call: 0800 40 40 020

Number Against Sorrow helps with all questions, worries, and problems. Anonymous & free. Over 5 million people seeking advice have found a sympathetic ear at the 'Number Against Sorrow' since the counseling services were established.

Phone: 0800 111 0 550

The helpline 'Violence Against Women' is a nationwide counseling service for women who have experienced or are still experiencing violence. Available at the number 116 016 and via online counseling, it supports victims of all nationalities (in 18 foreign languages), with or without disabilities – 365 days a year, around the clock. They also provide anonymous and free advice to relatives, friends, and professionals.

More information on this topic can be found online at:

Here you will find help and information on dealing with this illness.

Depression Information Phone:

0800 / 33 44 533

Mon, Tue, Thu: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wed, Fri: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

By email:

Here you can find help and information about sexual violence in childhood and adolescence. Anonymous and free of charge.

Phone: 0800 22 55 530

Phone hours:
Mon., Wed., Fri.: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tue., Thu.: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The German Depression Aid, available at 0800/33 44 533, can also support in finding help. The association Schatten und Licht has numerous links for referring to professionals, self-help groups, and online therapy services. Local crisis services, as well as midwife and doctor's offices, can also help direct you to the right resources for assistance.

Suicides among adolescents have become a major issue both in Germany and internationally. Unfortunately, this topic is rarely discussed. Jugendnotmail offers open-topic counseling for children and adolescents up to 25 years old. The counseling is primarily aimed at children, but if you as parents are very worried, the team is available at any time.

You can reach Jugendnotmail as follows:

Online at:

Through the app: Junoma

Additionally, Jugendnotmail offers a live chat on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, which relatives can also join through there web-site.

If you are worried or know someone who is, contact Jugendnotmail