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Mental Health Helplines and Support Groups

Mental Health Helplines are mandated to be prompt to be effective. For this suicide awareness month, we at Citta tried out different helplines and support groups to see how prompt and responsive they were. These were the organisations and helplines that were prompt and most effective.

One more way to relieve stress is to share the load and support groups are a great way to do that. We have listed down the support groups that are very frequent and regularly conduct these sessions.

A gentle reminder: You've Got This!

Disclaimer: Citta India is not in the business of providing counselling services and does not own, operate or control the helpline numbers listed on the website. The helpline numbers are listed for referral purposes only, and Citta does not make any recommendations or guarantees regarding the quality of response and medical advice you might receive from any of the helplines. Citta does not endorse these helplines and makes no representations, warranties or guarantees as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the services provided by these entities. Citta disclaims all liability for damages of any kind arising out of calls made to these helpline numbers.

1. Organisation: iCall by TISS

Helpline: 9152987821 (10am to 8pm Monday - Saturday )

9152987820 (10am to 6pm)


2. Organisation: Swasthi helpline (For Healthcare Workers)

Helpline: 9152987824 (10 am to 6 pm Monday - Saturday )

3. Organisation: Manodarpan (Psychosocial Support for Mental Health & Well Being of Students during the COVID Outbreak and beyond)

Helpline: 8448440632 (8 am to 8 pm)

4. Organisation: HITGUJ helpline

Helpline: 022-24131212 (24/7)

5. Organisation: Samaritans mumbai

Helpline: (5 pm-8 pm All days)





6. Organisation: Vandrevala foundation

Helpline: 7304599836 (24/7)

7. Organisation: Fortis Stress Helpline

Helpline: 8376804102 (24/7)

8. Organisation: NIHMANS

Helpline: 8046110007 (24/7)

9. Organisation: MPower

Helpline: 1800120820050 (24/7)

10. Organisation: Cooj

Helpline: 0832-2252525 (1 pm-7 pm Monday to Friday)

11. Organisation: Parivarthan

Helpline: 7676602602 (1pm-8pm)

12. Organisation: Jeevan Aastha

Helpline: 1800233330 (24/7)

13. Organisation: COVID Helpline India

Helpline: 7707070002


14. Organisation: Healing Minds Foundation

Helpline: 18001807020 (9 am - 8 pm Sunday to Thursday)

15. Organisation: Roshni Foundation

Helpline: 040-66202000 (11 am-9 pm Sunday to Thursday)

Support Groups

A support group is a group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice.


(Support group available for survivors of suicide loss)

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