Reaching Out For Help

We can all feel lonely and distressed and there are many such moments where we might need support or help. Here are a few places you can reach out to:

  1. iCALL – The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Human Ecology:
    022-25521111 (Mon-Sat: 8 am to 10 pm)
  2. Vandrevala Foundation: 1800-233-3330/ 0261-2662700/ 1860-266-2345
    24 by 7/ Email: if you don’t get through and expect a call-back
  3. SAHAI, in Bangalore: 080-25497777
  4. JEEVAN Suicide Prevention Hotline, Chennai: 044-26564444
  5. SNEHA, Chennai: 044-24640050; Email:
  6. SAMARITANS, Chennai: 84229-84528/  84229-84529 / 84229-84530. 3-9 PM (all days)/ Email:
  7. Parivarthan Helpline: 76766-02602 Timing: 4 pm to 10 pm, Monday to Friday

You can use this resource for those feeling suicidal. You can check out these crowdsourced lists for numbers of therapists, counsellors and psychologists: For young people, Crowdsourced by iCALL, Queer Affirmative practitioners. You can also reach out to these wonderful organisations doing work on mental health all over India for a resource near you.