List of suicide helplines in India

List of suicide helplines in India
List of suicide helplines in India

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 onwww.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.

– 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

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