Free Telephone Counseling Hotlines- India

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      • Suicide / Crisis

        • ROSHNI

          (+914) 066202000

          Someone 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.

        • COOJ Mental Health Foundation

          (+918) 322252525

          Since 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) 424640050

          They’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

          They have trained counsellors professionally helping you out in times of distress or suicidal thoughts. They work round the clock, and you can reach them easily though their toll-free numbers, or even e-mail them.

        • Connecting


           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


           Telephone based counseling:(Monday to Saturday, 8 AM to 10 PM) 

        • Aasra


           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) 
      • Alcohol and Substance Abuse

        • The Counseling Institute


           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


           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


           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


           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 or 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

        • The Minds Foundation


           The MINDS Foundation recognizes that both stigma and economic burden keep many of India’s population from seeking help for mental health issues. 

        • Sangath

          91 7887872345

           With centers in both North and South Goa, this non-profit specializes in helping children and adolescents struggling with mental health concerns. 

      • Gay & Lesbian National / 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. 

        • HUMRAHI


           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. 
      • Specific Disorders / Other

      • Sexual Health / AIDS

        • National AIDS Control Organisation
          Department of Health & Family Welfare
          Government of India a


           Government program for helping people ( adult / youth ) infected with AIDS. 

        • ASHA Foundation


           (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


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