Suicide Prevention Helplines In India You Need To Know About

    If you know anyone around you (or you for that matter) who is going through a stressful time and has suicidal tendencies, get help by calling these organisations who help others in distress. You can call these organisations anywhere from the country. 

    Disclaimer: The professionals and helpline numbers listed on this post are not associated  to or endorsed by LBB. The listings are purely informational. 

    Aasra

    The Mumbai-based organisation has a 24x7 dedicated free helpline number where professionally trained volunteers are there to answer the call. The volunteers can converse in Hindi and English. 

    Helpline Number: +91 98204 66726

    Fortis Stress Helpline

    The Fortis 24x7 Stress Helpline number is for students and/or parents who may have queries related to stress, mental well-being related to exams and academics. A team of mental health specialists, who can converse in English as well as regional Indian languages, from the hospital, will be there to help out. You can write to them at mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com. 

    Helpline Number: +9183768 04102 


    Parivarthan

    The Bangalore-based counselling centre has a dedicated helpline number where one can call in and get connected to professional & trained counsellors who can converse in English, Kannada, and Tamil. The helpline number is open from 1 pm to 10 pm, Monday through Friday. Online counselling sessions are also available should one need it. You can email them at parivarthanblr@gmail.com. 

    Helpline Number:  +91 76766 02602

    Cooj Mental Health Foundation

    The Goa-based mental health organisation has both e-counselling as well as a suicide helpline number. They are available on call Monday through Friday between 1 pm and 7 pm. For e-counselling, one can send an email to youmatterbycooj@gmail.com. 

    Helpline Number: +832 2252525 

    Sneha Foundation

    Sneha is a suicide prevention organization based out of Chennai. One can reach out to them via email at help@snehaindia.org. Their suicide helpline number can be reached on all days between 10 am and 2 pm. 

    PS: Once the restrictions and lockdown get lifted in Chennai, the number can be reached out 24x7. 

    Helpline Number: 044-24640050

    iCall

    iCall is an email and telephone-based counselling service run by Tata Institute of Social Sciences and they offer free services with the help of a team of qualified and trained mental health professionals. They are available Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 10 pm. 

    Helpline Number: +91 22 2552111 and +91 91529 87821

    Vandrevala Foundation

    The Vandrevala Foundation is an NPO and they are around-the-clock trained counsellors. Apart from their 24x7 helpline number, one can also email them on help@vandrevalafoundation.com. 

    Helpline Number:  +91 730 459 9836, +91 730 459 9837, and 1860 2662 345

    The Samaritans Mumbai

    Samaritans Mumbai is has trained volunteers and professionals to offer support for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed or feeling suicidal. One can call their helpline number between 5 pm and 8 pm all through the week or email them at talk2samaritans@gmail.com. They also offer a free service with a counsellor for those looking for professional help. You can connect with them Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm to set up an appointment. 

    Helpline Numbers:  +91 84229 84528, +91 84229 84529 and +91 84229 84530 

    Pro-Tip

    We should let you know there is strict anonymity between the caller and the listener, so everything is kept confidential when a call is made to any of the helplines above. If you know of any other organisations, do let us know by commenting below.