Are you looking for suicide prevention helpline numbers in India? If yes then you have come to the right place. In this article, we have mentioned various suicide helpline numbers that will surely help you or anyone who is suffering from depression and having a suicidal tendencies.
Before we provide suicide prevention helpline numbers, let me tell you that a lot of people experience thought of suicide at some point in their lives. If you are one of them, you should know that you are not the only one. You must keep in mind that suicidal is not a character flaw and it does not mean you are worthless, weak or crazy. It only signifies that you are experiencing more pain or sadness than you can cope with right now.
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In the moment, it may seem as though your problem or unhappiness will never end. But, it’s important to realize that with the advice of mental health experts, you can overcome suicidal thoughts. If you are having suicidal feelings, seek medical help immediately.
Irrespective of where you live and what language you speak, you can call on following numbers. All the organisations that we have mentioned below have trained staff available to speak to you 24-hours a day, seen days a week.
Suicide prevention helpline numbers in India
AASRA is a Mumbai based mental health NGO. They are working round the clock ensuring to cater to suicidal and emotionally distressed person. According to reports, members of this NGO have professionally been trained to answer the call on a dedicated 24×7 helping number. The volunteers can converse in Hindi and English language. Families undergoing trauma after suicide of a loved one can also seek their help.
Helpline Number: +91 98204 66726
Fortis Stress Helpline
Fortis Healthcare launched a Stress Helpline number mainly for students and parents who are going through stress, mental well being related to exams and academics. They have trained a bunch of volunteers who can converse in English, Hindi and multiple regional languages.
Besides calling them, you can also reach out to them at [email protected].
Helpline Number: +9183768 04102
Parivarthan is a Bangalore based counselling center which has dedicated a helpline number to help people experiencing mental health difficulties. It is one of a very few organisations in India that has secured an organisational membership (Membership No. 129337) with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
They have multiple trained and skilled counsellors who can converse in English, Kannada, and Tamil and other languages. Unlike the above mentioned two NGO, Parivarthan does not have dedicated 24×7 helpline number. You can call them only between 1 pm to 10 pm, Monday through Friday.
Apart from calling, you can email them at [email protected].
Helpline Number: +91 76766 02602
Cooj Mental Health Foundation
Cooj is Goa-based mental health organisation that has both online as well as suicide prevention helpline number. This organisation operates projects under 4 major mental health needs: Psychosocial rehabilitation, Suicide Prevention, Geriatric & Dementia Care and Community Mental health.
Cooj Mental Health Foundation is open on call Monday through Friday between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm only. You can also write a mail at [email protected].
Helpline Number: +832 2252525
Sneha Foundation is an NGO based out of Chennai. It is yet another suicide prevention organisation that you can contact via emain or helpline number. It is to be noted that you can call them on all days between 10 pm to 2 pm.
Note: Once the restrictions and lockdown lifted in Chennai, the number will be 24×7 operattional.
You can write a mail at [email protected]. Their suicide helpline number can be reached on all days between 10 am and 2 pm.
Helpline Number: 044-24640050
iCall is a telephone and email based counselling service run by School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. They offer free both the services to individuals in emotional and psychological distress, across age, language, gender, sexual orientation and issues for free. They have a team of qualified and trained mental health professionals.
iCall volunteers can be reached out to Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 10 pm.
Helpline Number: +91 22 2552111 and +91 91529 87821
Vandrevala Foundation is an NGO established by Cyrus Vandrevala and Priya Vandrevala. In 2009, it established the “Mental Health – India” initiative to raise awareness for and provide services to mentally ill or emotionally distressed individuals. Priya Vandrevala’s father is Niranjan Hiranandani.
This foundation has a dedicated suicide prevention helpline number that can be reached out round the clock. Besides the 24×7 helpline number, one can also seek a help at [email protected].
Helpline Number: +91 730 459 9836, +91 730 459 9837, and 1860 2662 345
Don’t hesitate to call any of the above mentioned suicide prevention helpline numbers as your identity would be kept confidential when a call is made. Besides the above mentioned Organisations, if you know of any other organisations, do let us know in the comment section below.
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