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A country-wide number for providing emergency response to women affected by violence.


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Mahila Bol Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here to help women, men in India who...


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Vandrevala Foundation crisis intervention helpline provides 24/7 free and confidential support by phone, text, and online chat....


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Jeevan Aastha Helpline is for suicide prevention and mental health counseling. The helpline seeks to empower people to overcome...


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Aasra is a crisis intervention centre for the lonely, distressed and suicidal. We aim to help prevent and manage mental illness...


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Tele MANAS offers 24/7 mental health care services in every Indian state, in regional languages. Tele-MANAS is organized as a...


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ND Prana Lifeline provides free, immediate support for everyone with topics including anxiety, depression, relationships and...


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Snehi works with people primarily to promote dignity, wellbeing, positive mental health, to prevent suicides, mental disorders...


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Shakti Shalini was established in 1987 to respond to the survivors of gender/sexual violence. The organisation also works in...


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Lifeline Foundation, founded in 1996, is an 80G registered non-profit organisation based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Our...


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Samaritans Mumbai is a helpline providing emotional support to anyone feeling stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal. Our...


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Voice That Cares (VTC) is a PAN India free public helpline that provides psychosocial counselling support to individuals for...


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ConnectingTrust, Every life counts is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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Parivarthan Counselling Helpline (PCH) is a free telephone helpline that is serviced by trained counsellors to listen and help...


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It takes courage to acknowledge you need support and reach out for it. When you do, we will be here for you. In a world where...


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Pukar Foundation is a Free emotional support helpline that provides confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental support to...


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iCALL is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone. We are here for everyone, the LGBTQ+ community in India...


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CHILDLINE 1098 is the emergency helpline and crisis response service for children in need of care and protection. Any child or...


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CHAMPS Helpline was launched with the aim to provide professional counselling support to children, adolescents and caregivers...


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iCALL’s ReYou is a chat-based initiative for youth suicide prevention by iCALL. This crisis chatline offers services to Indian...


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Are you experiencing abuse or domestic violence? Contact a hotline in India for support

Domestic abuse is any action intended to control or keep power over a spouse, partner, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend. The abuse may take the form of something physical, or it may be emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial. You might feel threatened, controlled, or belittled.

If you are in India and you are exposed to violence, 22 hotlines that support with abuse and domestic violence are available to you. You do not have to bear that burden in quiet, alone. Reach out if you are noticing these signs:

  • Fear of your partner/family member much of the time
  • Feeling like you can’t do anything right for your partner/family member
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members
  • Your partner/family member is acting excessively jealously
  • Your partner/family member blames you for how they behave
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion
  • Any form of physical harm (hitting, slapping, strangling, kicking, burning, cutting)

After months or years of abusive behaviour from your partner or family member, you might doubting yourself and your sanity. However, this is your abuser talking. The abuse, and everything associated with it, is not your fault.

If you're experiencing abuse and domestic violence, feeling scared is perfectly natural. You could be doubtful and convinced that there’s no way out. Talking to someone in India who understands how abusive relationships work might help you feel less hopeless and powerless.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your experiences of abuse or domestic violence, you can contact a hotline in India for free and confidential support.


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