Helplines can be of great assistance to young people, senior citizens and others. There are two kinds of helplines: Those which do counselling and those which provide information.
Telephonic counselling by anti-suicide helplines have dissuaded many persons from committing suicide. The magnitude of the problem can be understood from the fact that one person commits suicide every 40 minutes in India. It is also among top three reasons for death among 15 to 23-year old youths. If you or anyone else known to you experiences depression, do not hesitate to call the anti-suicide helplines before it is too late.
Other helplines cater to specific groups like transgenders or to specific subjects like reproductive health. by providing information and answering queries.