Suicide Prevention & Crisis Helplines In India

Today some of us learned about the death of a former colleague. Apparently he committed suicide. Not only am I saddened and chocked on learning the news I am also angry. Angry at learning about the details behind the reason why this man, who is around my age, decided that he could not handle life anymore and took the drastic decision to end his life. Such a shame. He also has children.

If You Know Someone in Crisis this is one of the numbers you can call :
91-9820466726 Hours : 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages : English, Hindi.

Crisis helplines & Suicide Prevention numbers:
112 is the national emergency number for India. Call 112.

Kiran: 1800-599-0019. A national 24/7 toll free helpline launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to help people with suicidal thoughts, depression and other mental health issues.

1Life ( +91 78930 78930, a 24/7 helpline for suicide prevention and crisis support

Sneha India ( is available 24/7 on the phone by calling +91 44 24640050 or +91 44 2464 0060.

iCall ( +91 9152987821 (Mon to Sat from 10 am – 8 pm). It is a telephone and email based counselling service run by School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, that offers free telephone and email-based counseling services.

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