Free Telephone Counseling Hotlines in India

Also see in-person counseling: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkatamore.

National Suicide & Crisis Lines


    (+914) 066202000Someone is always there to listen at this Hyderabad-based suicide intervention center. The volunteers here are given intensive training so that they can help you deal with any emotional breakdowns. They are available from Monday to Saturday between 11am to 9pm.
    • Arpita Foundation

      +91 80 23655557It is a non-profit organisation located in Bangalore, Karnataka and provides professional guidance and counselling to callers from various parts of India to resolve personal and psychological problems.
    • COOJ Mental Health Foundation

      (+918) 322252525Since 2013, this helpline has been aiding people to cope with all kinds of distress and are trained to recognise the warning signs. The helpline is operational between 3pm to 7pm on weekdays.
    • Sneha Foundation India

      (914) 424640050They’re a 24X7 helpline that offers unconditional emotional support to the depressed, desperate and suicidal. They’ll make sure you do not have to feel alone, no matter what your situation is.
    • Vandrevala Foundation

      (186) 02662345  and 9999 666 555 Hours of operation -24x7
      All counsellors are postgraduate in psychology and full-time employees
      Facilities- Tele counselling with a call back for missed calls, email, chat, webforms., social media connectivity, Soon WhatsApp counselling too
      Language's proficiency- Multilingual- Practically all Indian languages
    • Connecting

      (919)922001122 Connecting… is a suicide prevention NGO for the youth. It aides young people through it’s programmes, seminars and of course the helpline itself. They are operational from 12pm – 8pm daily and they also have support for people who have lost close ones to suicide. 
    • Samaritans Mumbai

      91 84229 84528 Samaritans Mumbai is a helpline providing emotional support for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal. Call our helpline numbers between 3 PM and 9 PM (all days) if you cannot cope, or are distressed and despairing or are suicidal. 
    • Tata Institute of Social Sciences icall

      022-25521111 Telephone based counseling:(Monday to Saturday, 8 AM to 10 PM) 
    • Aasra

      (982)0466726 Telephone based counseling in English and Hindi 
    • Sumaitri

      (011) 23389090 Telephone based counseling in English and Hindi.(Monday-Friday: 2 pm-10 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10 am-10pm) 
    • Voice That Cares

      8448-8448-45 Voice That Cares is a free public helpline that provides psychosocial counselling support on a wide range of mental health matters including anxiety, fear, panic attacks, guilt, grief, loneliness, anger, exam stress, pandemic induced psychological issues, stigma, etc. We also provide first aid support for people with suicidal tendencies, depressive disorders, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental health concerns. The primary expected outcome of the “Voice that Cares” initiative is to offer individuals an improved ability to manage their wellbeing and mental health. It may be noted that this helpline is not a substitute for medical advice or professional help."  

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Alcohol & Substance Abuse

  • The Counseling Institute

    011-26108134 When a person is searching for deaddiction counseling, they are often in search for hope for a normal life. Our goal is to build that normal life back again through the TCI Intensive program. Discover how to resolve the conflict within the body and the mind. And restart your life NOW. 
  • Bhumika Foundation Trust – Way to Serenity

    (991)1330555 Bhumika Foundation Trust – Way to Serenity is a Drug and Alcohol Substance abuse Rehab and De-Addiction Center for Men, Women and Children. We help individuals, families and communities struggling with alcohol and drug addiction to transform their lives. 
  • Aatman Health And Wellness

    91 9818122848 People suffering from Substance Use Disorder (Addiction/Alcoholism) has a lot of woundedness. To heal the wounds and scars of addiction/alcoholism and individual has to connect with the inner self or Aatman. This is normally called a spiritual awakening in the 12 step program. 
  • Shafa Home, Rohini

    +91-9810223987 SHAFA is the pioneer to use “Therapeutic Community” Model as a treatment modality for drug/ alcohol dependence. SHAFA is one of the few Centers in India which does not use any kind of mood altering substance for drug abuse treatment. Shafa Home believes in empowering residents. This is done through exercising, self-expression, volunteering, challenging the mind, comradely community work, meditating, and becoming in-tune with spiritual experience and expression. 
  • Tulasi Psychiatric & Rehabilitation Centre

    9891006875 Tulasi Psychiatric & Rehabilitation Centre is a peaceful place focused on rehabilitating individuals with addiction and mental disease. Tulasi offers long term, short term, and out-patient care. 

Domestic & Sexual Violence

  • SAMPARC Family Counseling Centre

    91 2114 282055 SAMPARC Family Counselling Centre is recognized under Maharashtra State Women’s Commission. The main aim of SAMPARC Family Counselling Centre at Malvali is to create awareness about Domestic Violence, Women’s Rights & other issues related to women & their respective families. 
  • Navjyoti India Foundation

    91 8800528880 The Family Counseling Centre (FCC) addresses the issues of domestic violence, marital maladjustment, dowry harassment, property disputes, neighborhood disputes, pre-marital relationships etc. Free legal advice is also offered at the Centre. The services provided by the centre, helps the community members to seek professional help for their problems. 

Eating Disorders


    0800 2 EDANZ or (09) 522 2679We’re a registered charity run by volunteers, we all have personal experience in the process of recovery from an eating disorder – either as parents, caregivers or recovered patients. Our focus is on improving the outcomes for people with eating disorders and their families. Alongside our education and support work, we also advocate for social and governmental change. 
  • Freedom with Food

    0 (800) 456 450The 0800 Family Violence Information Line can provide information and put you in touch with services in your own region. The phoneline operates every day of the year and is open from 9am–11pm daily.
  • Central Region Eating Disorder Services (CREDS)

    0800 745 477- Call to get a referral to CREDSCREDS services are available to those living in the Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne districts.We provide a range of treatment and support services for people with eating disorders, from dietetic support right through to residential care.

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Gay & Lesbian (GLBTQ)

  • Sangama

    099 4560 1651 Sangama a human rights organisation, has a helpful list of LGBT support groups across India on its website Sangama also runs 24-hour helplines for sexual minorities dealing with issues of harassment. 
  • Sangini

    91 9717677152 (Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 to 8pm) Sangini (India) Trust is an NGO based in New Delhi, India working for women attracted to women and individuals dealing with their gender identity (F to M). We provide 24/7 emergency response services to LBT individuals whose human rights are being violated. 
  • CREA

    91 1124377707 Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women’s rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. 

    2685-1970 For gay and confused men. Issues relating to homosexuality, discussed in total anonymity with trained counsellors in Hindi or English. An organization for Gay and Bisexual men based in New Delhi (India), HUMRAHI was started in February 1997. Its main aim is to be a platform for discussing the needs of the gay and bisexual population of Delhi, to foster networking amongst gay men, and to create awareness about issues relevant to us. It has been working very closely with NAZ, a premier Delhi based sexual health and education NGO. 

Sexual Health / AIDS

  • National AIDS Control OrganisationDepartment of Health & Family WelfareGovernment of India a

    011-43509999 Government program for helping people ( adult / youth ) infected with AIDS. 
  • ASHA Foundation

    23543333 (Monay to Fridays, 9am to 5pm) provides the following counseling services: - Telephone counseling - Responses to e-mail queries - Face-to-face counseling - Awareness Programs with iVolunteers 
  • HIV Testing and Counseling

    011-46037868 Place where people living with AIDS and those who are at high-risk can receive free testing and counseling from our volunteers.