We all go through tough times. When we do, little things can make a big difference to how we feel and how we cope with life’s ups and downs.

In this section, you will find videos and information on some practical ways to mind your mental health. If you or someone you know is facing a mental health challenge, there are a number of support services available which can provide help for what you need. You will find here, a list of helplines for your reference, and Wysa, the emotionally intelligent chatbot.

Helplines

DISCLAIMER It’s Ok To Talk is not in the business of providing counselling services and does not own, operate or control the helpline numbers or apps listed on this website. These are listed for referral purposes only, and It’s Ok To Talk does not make any recommendations or guarantees regarding the quality of response and medical advice you might receive. It’s Ok To Talk disclaims all liability for damages of any kind arising out of calls made to these helpline numbers or apps.

+918376804102

Fortis Exam Helpline

The Fortis National Helpline number is for students or parents with queries related to stress, mental wellbeing, exam tips or even to consult a team of experts and behavioral psychologists.

9AM - 5PM

022-25521111

iCALL

iCall is a service from TISS, run by trained mental health professionals. iCALL provides emotional support, information and referral services to individuals in psycho-social distress, across the life span and across different gender and sexual identities.

www.icallhelpline.org

Monday to Saturday, 8 AM - 10 PM

080- 65333323

PARIVARTHAN Counselling, Training and Research Centre

Providing multimodal services in the field of mental health, this Helpline is serviced by trained, professional counsellors.

www.parivarthan.org

4 PM - 10 PM, Mon - Fri

080-25497777

Sahai

This helpline is a service provided by Medico Pastoral Association (MPA) and is run by trained active volunteers. If any caller requires face to face counselling, they are referred to MPA counsellors who are fully trained.

10 AM- 8 PM Monday to Saturday;

011-23389090

Sumaitri

A crisis intervention centre for the depressed, distressed and suicidal. The Helpline provides unconditional and unbiased emotional support to callers, visitors or those who write in.

2 PM- 10 PM Monday to Friday; 10 AM - 10 PM Saturday and Sunday

022-27546669

AASRA

Working in the area of mental health, and providing emotional support AASRA offers a helpline service and walk-in center. The Helpline is answered by professionally trained volunteers who provide non-judgmental and non-critical listening.

www.aasra.info

24 hours

044-24640050 (24 hours)
044-24640060 8 AM - 10 PM

Sneha

A suicide prevention organisation that offers emotional support for the depressed, desperate and the suicidal.

www.snehaindia.org

033-24637401
033-24637432

Lifeline

Lifeline offers a free tele-helpline providing emotional support to people who are in despair, depressed or suicidal. Face to face befriending with prior appointment is also available.

www.lifelinekolkata.org/about.html

10 AM - 6 PM

0832-2252525

COOJ Mental Health Foundation

This helpline offers emotional support individuals dealing with suicidal thoughts, as well as those experiencing other levels of distress. It is run by volunteers trained in Mindfulness Based Active Listening.

www.cooj.co.in

3 AM - 7 PM, Monday - Saturday

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Online Apps

Wysa is an ‘emotionally intelligent’ chat bot that helps you manage stress and build mental resilience.

Wysa uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) and micro-actions to help you feel better. You can track and manage your mood, and learn evidence-based techniques like CBT and Mindfulness.
All information shared with the chatbot is private. It is de-linked from your details before anything is stored, so only you can see what you share. The app is free and can be downloaded to Messenger, Andriod, iOS and Slack.

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