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No male-specific mental health services available.

The support for mental health is limited in New Delhi, and across India. However, below is listed some of the more prominent and established mental health support services available face-to-face and online. Particularly useful is Save India Family Foundation (SIFF) which specifically supports men’s mental health and wellbeing.


EMERGENCY  (24 hours 7 days a week)

Police, fire and ambulance: 112

Samaritans Mumbai

Tel: (91) 8422984528, 8422984529, 8422984530 (3 pm to 9 pm / 7 days)

Samaritans Mumbai has been actively working in the field of mental health and striving to support those in need since 1968. It is a fully qualified member of Befriender India, under the umbrella of Befrienders Worldwide, and works with its sister organizations in India and around the world.

Save India Family Foundation (SIFF) *

Helpline Numbers for Men

All India: 9278 978 978                         

Delhi-NCR: 99116 66498   

(1) Do not Panic (2) Be Patient as you seek advice from them. Call Timings: 10 AM – 10 PM IST     

SIFF is a prominent men’s rights organisation in India. Its fights for men’s human rights and seeks to protect men and their families from government sponsored undemocratic social experiments. SIFF provides guidance and support to men and their families, who face domestic violence and false cases of dowry harassment and section 498a. SIFF protects these men and families from extortion by a corrupt police and court system, where laws are used to coerce men to cough up huge sums of money as out of court settlement, with complete disregard to basic principles of law and natural justice. SIFF works to prevent suicides of men, who are victims of domestic violence and false cases filed by wives. SIFF also campaigns for gender neutral laws and ending of misuse of all laws. SIFF often helps men get in touch with their inner selves and their emotions, so that these men can get peace, when they have marital problems.

Lifeline Foundation

Tel: 033 2463 7401/ 033 2463 7432

Lifeline Foundation operates two tele-helplines for people who may be distressed, depressed or suicidal. Our objective is to give emotional support to those who are in a crisis. We work from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our vision is to be a 24-hour helpline.

Maithri (Kerala, India)

Tel: + 0484 2540530

Maithri is a voluntary organisation working to provide confidential emotional support to distressed persons, who may be in danger of taking their own lives. Maithri's primary mission is to reduce deaths due to suicide in society. Our services are available free of cost to any person who is undergoing emotional pain, whether suicidal or not. Everyone contacting Maithri is assured of unprejudiced acceptance, confidentiality and respect due to a fellow human being. Maithri operates in Kochi (Cochin), in the state of Kerala, south-west India, and offers crisis support by telephone, letter and face-to-face contact.


Tel: 011-23389090 (2pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday); and 10am to 10pm (Saturday & Sunday).

SUMAITRI is a Delhi based voluntary organization, which is running a crisis intervention centre for people who are depressed, distressed or may be feeling suicidal. Since its launch in September 1988, over a lakh of people have been helped through phone and visit. People in crises, are helped by SUMAITRI volunteers who give a minimum of five hours in a week from their personal / professional lives. They keep SUMAITRI open all days of the week, 365 days of the year with NO HOLIDAYS. What is noteworthy is that no volunteer is given any honorarium for his time, not even transport allowance. All help offered by SUMAITRI is free and confidential, the anonymity of both callers and volunteers is maintained.


24x7 Helpline: +91-22-27546669

Aasra is a crisis intervention centre for the lonely, distressed and suicidal. We aim to help prevent and manage mental illness by providing voluntary, professional and essentially confidential care and support to the depressed & the suicidal. Learn more about us here. It delivers crisis support in Navi Mumbai 24 hours a day. You can contact us for emotional crisis situations, mental illness issues, and suicidal ideation. Families undergoing trauma after suicide of a loved one are also welcome to seek our help


Tel: +91 44 2464 0050 / +91 44 2464 0060

Sneha is a suicide prevention organization in Chennai, India.  We offer unconditional emotional support to anyone who could be feeling distressed, depressed or suicidal.   No matter what situation you are in, or what choices you have made in your life; if something is bothering you, or weighing you down, you can talk to us about it.  We are here to listen to you and to be with you. You can call us on our 24-hours helpline or write to us. We are also open for visits from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. on all days of the year and require no prior appointment.  Irrespective of the mode of contact, we offer complete confidentiality to those who reach out to us. You can also choose to remain anonymous while contacting us.


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