About Gail Whitmore

Born in Glasgow and raised in New York City, Gail has been working first as a volunteer and then as a professional in counseling and crisis intervention for over twenty years.

After completing her studies in Voice, Musicology and Languages at the University of Michigan, Gail volunteered for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. After two years she trained in counseling, grief and palliative care at the Jacob Perlow Hospice at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Following that, Gail was trained in crisis prevention and intervention by Covenant House and went on to work for their Nineline, the largest crisis hotline in the United States at that time.

Gail also conducted a recreational discussion group for the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter encouraging program members to share their loves of and perspectives on the music that had helped shape their lives. 

Gail provides general support for individuals and couples. She specializes in the following areas - depression, suicide, sexual assault, self-harm, LGBTQI+ challenges, domestic violence, relationship concerns, and eating disorders.

Gail has been living in Prague for 15 years, has given workshops in the Czech school system on domestic violence and incest and is a former member of the Supervisory Board of the Liga lidských práv (League of Human Rights). Gail is the Founder of V-Day Prague, the Co-founder of One Billion Rising Prague and the Director of Ozvi se! / Hollaback! Czech. She has been providing online suicide prevention and intervention online for IMAlive, the first of its kind for four years. 

Conversant in Czech, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch and French