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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 is a safe and confidential place where you can share your feelings without being judged. We provide...


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


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Mastermind Foundation Covid-19 Mental Counseling helpline provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over...


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Connecting NGO, Help Save A Life is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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Voice That Cares is a free public helpline that provides psychosocial counselling support on a wide range of mental health...


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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 11 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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