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iCALL services have been active since last 12 years and youth has been the top most demographic who avail services. Considering...


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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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The Humsafar Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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


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


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


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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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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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Mann Talks is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information over the phone. We exist to help people in...


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Struggling with your gender and sexual identity? Get support from a LGBTQ-friendly hotline in India

If you’re unsure whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, you’re not alone. It’s normal to question your sexual and gender identity. Whether you're questioning and need support, or you’re confident in your identity but you're experiencing other issues, there are 20 hotlines in India that can help you with the following and more:

  • Finding it confusing figuring out who you're attracted to
  • Feeling constrained by gender norms
  • Feeling depressed as a result of struggling with your sexuality or gender identity
  • Feelings of anxiety about not being accepted for who you really are
  • Struggling with being misgendered or wrongly labeled
  • Feeling guilt around wanting to express who you truly are
  • Anxiety around coming out to others
  • Feeling like your sexuality is different from those around you

Confusion, loneliness, and thoughts of suicide are normal when you’re struggling to make peace with your gender and sexual identity. It’s hard to know where to turn and you may be scared that if people know you're LGBTQ, they will treat you badly or differently.

Figuring out your sexual and gender identity can be hard and overwhelming if you're dealing with it on your own. Fortunately, there are LGBTQ-friendly volunteers and counselors in India who can act as your allies and offer you the support that you need.

If you think you might need support with your gender & sexual identity today, consider contacting a helpline in India for free, confidential help.


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