If you are depressed, feel suicidal or have a question related to mental health, you can contact the Vandrevala Foundation on our helpline number
Since we launched the Vandrevala Foundation Mental Health Helpline in India in 2009, our trained counsellors have responded to more than 225,000 calls from people across the country seeking urgent help, advice or support either for themselves or for a family member, friend or co-worker regarding mental health emergencies or problems.
Hyacinth Pereira, Senior Vice President of the Vandrevala Foundation, reports on the volume and range of calls received after the Foundation's mental health helpline number was shared on the popular Indian television talk show Satyamev Jayate (English: Truth Alone Prevails) hosted by popular Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan.Read More
The Vandrevala Foundation, whose charitable activities include mental health care, has submitted a plan to the Maharashtra government to improve services in mental health institutions in the state. This move follows the publication of a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which places India as the world's leader in suicides.Read More