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‘KIRAN’: A Toll Free Mental Health Rehab Helpline

Published on September 08, 2020
Current Context: Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has launched toll free mental health rehabilitation helpline number.
‘KIRAN’: A Toll Free Mental Health Rehab Helpline
  • The name of the toll-free mental health rehabilitation helpline number is ‘KIRAN’. 
  • It is launched to address and cure people from mental illness which has arisen during this lockdown situation of COVID-19. 
  • The helpline number for KIRAN is 1800-500-0019. It will provide relief and support to the people battling with mental illness. 
  • Mental health issues related to anxiety, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), depression, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, a post-traumatic disorder etc will be addressed with the help of this helpline. These issues among the people have risen in great extent so the GOI has taken the decision to address and resolve these mental disorders via this helpline. 
  • The KIRAN helpline will offer 24x7 counselling in collaboration with BSNL to the people suffering from mental disorders. 
  • A total of 8 national institutions are involved in this helpline and in the moto to give relief to the people from mental illnesses.          
  • The helpline number will be managed by 660 clinical and rehab Psychologists and 668 Psychiatrists.
  • The addressing and counselling sessions will be available in 13 Indian languages so that there should not be any language barrier. 


Q.1 What is the name of the toll free mental health rehabilitation helpline number launched by Social Justice and Empowerment ministry?
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