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


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


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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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Sneha is a suicide prevention organization in Chennai, India. We offer unconditional emotional support to anyone who could be...


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


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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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Kiran, 24/7 National Toll free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline provides 24/7 free and confidential support by phone. We...


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


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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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Are you or someone you know self-harming? Reach out for support from a helpline in India

Sometimes your emotions may be so overwhelming that hurting yourself may feel like the only way to find relief. Whether you are self-harming at the moment, or you have thoughts about it, there are 18 helplines in India that can help. If you relate to the following, reach out:

  • Feeling like you deserve the pain
  • Feeling the need to escape or numb your feelings
  • Having sudden impulses to hurt yourself
  • Feeling like your emotions are too difficult or overwhelming to deal with
  • A desire to punish or hurt yourself
  • Feeling like normal ways of coping don't work for you – the pain is a last resort
  • Avoiding people you care about so they don't find out
  • Not looking after your physical health (e.g. not eating, not taking care of wounds or injuries)

Since self-harm provides immediate, in-the-moment relief from painful emotions, it’s easy to become reliant on it as your go-to coping mechanism. Stopping may seem impossible and you may be ashamed to even talk about it. However, self-harm is more common than you think. Many people struggle to manage intense emotions.

Talking about how you feel can be difficult,, especially if you tend to bottle things up. But talking can offer you a healthy alternative for releasing negative emotions. Helpline counselors in India want to listen to you and support you. They can help you find ways to feel better without hurting yourself.

If you think you might need support with self harm today, consider contacting a helpline in India for free, confidential help.


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