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List of suicide helplines in India

Here is a list of suicide helplines operating in the country that lend a ear to those in distress.

Worldwide, every 40 seconds a life is lost through suicide. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. There are several mental health workers and organisations that provide help to those in imminent danger. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

V Rohith, a Dalit PhD scholar committed suicide on Sunday, leading to protests across Hyderabad Central University. Rohith, 26, a Dalit University of Hyderabad Phd student was suspended three months ago after student groups clashed on the campus. Hailing from Guntur, Rohith was a second year research scholar in the science and technology department, who took his life because he leaving a suicide note behind, which says: “I am not hurt at this moment. I am not sad. I am just empty. Unconcerned about myself. That’s pathetic. And that’s why I am doing this.”

This incident has thrust suicide back into the limelight. Every 40 seconds a life is lost through suicide, according to WHO data. More suicides occur between 18 and 45, which is the most productive age group of our society. According to statistics, as displayed on http://www.aasra.info:

– Every 3 seconds a person attempts to die.

– Suicide is one of the top three causes of death among the young in the age group of 15-35 years

– The psychological, social and financial impact of suicide on the family and the society is immeasurable.

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– About 1 lakh people die by suicide in India every year.

– Each suicide leaves at least 6 people devastated.

– 6 lakhs people become survivors every year in India.

– Suicide estimates suggest fatalities worldwide could rise to 1.5 million by 2020.

Suicide is a largely preventable public health problem. There are several NGOs across the country that are committed to the cause of mental health. They run counselling services and suicide helplines for anyone in danger of committing suicide:

Sikkim – 221152, Police Control Room, Gangtok

iCall, Mumbai – +91 22 2556 3291, e-mail – icall@tiss.edu

Vandrevala Foundation Helpline – 1 860 266 2345, e-mail – help@vandrevalafoundation.com

 

Thanal – 0495 237 1100

E-mail – thanal.calicut@gmail.com

Address – Iqra Hospital
Malamparamba
Calicut 673009
Kerala

 

Prathyasa – +91-480 – 2820091

Address – Vidya Jothi
Cathedral Junction
Irinjalakuda 680 685

 

Pratheeksha – +91 484 2448830

E-mail – rajiravi2000@hotmail.com

Address – Near Ambedkar Park
Peruvaram Road
North Paravur 683 513
Kerala

 

Saath – 079 2630 5544, 079 2630 0222

Address – B12 Nilamber Complex
H.L. Commerce College Road
Navrangpura
Ahmedabad 380 006

 

Roshni – 040 790 4646

E-mail – help@roshnihyd.org

Address – 1-8-303/48/21 Kalavathy Nivas
Sindhi Colony
S.P. Road
Secunderabad 500003

 

Lifeline Foundation – +91 33 24637401, +91 33 24637432

Address – 17/1A Alipore Road
Sarat Bose Road 700 027
Kolkata

 

Sumaitri – 011-23389090

E-mail- feelingsuicidal@sumaitri.net

Address – Sumaitri
Aradhana Hostel Complex
No. 1 Bhagwan Das Lane
Bhagwan Das Road
New Delhi

 

Maithri – 91- 484 – 2540530

E-mail – maithrihelp@gmail.com

Address – ICTA Shantigram
Changampuzha Nagar (P.O.)
Kalamassery
Kochi 682 033
Connecting India – 9922001122, 18002094353

Website – connectingngo.org

Address – Connecting Trust
Dastur Girls School
Moledina Road
Pune 411001

 

Nagpur Suicide Prevention Helpline – 8888817666

 

The Samaritans Mumbai – 022 6464 3267, 022 6565 3267, 022 6565 3247

Address – B-3, Trisandhya
Behind Ambika Sarees
Dadasaheb Phalke Road
Dadar (E) 400014
Mumbai

 

Sneha – 91-44-2464 0050, 91-44-2464 0060

E-mail – help@snehaindia.org

Address – #11, Park View Road
R.A. Puram
Chennai 600028

 

Maitreyi – +91-413-339999

Address – 255 Thyagumudali Street
605001
Pondicherry

 

Aasra – 91-22-27546669

E-mail – aasrahelpline@yahoo.com

Address – 104, Sunrise Arcade
Plot No. 100
Sector 16
Koparkhairane
Navi Mumbai 400709