The youth suicide rate in Pondicherry is 4 times greater than the national average. Research shows that the primary causes for suicide in Pondicherry are academic and romantic failure and alcoholism, but in many cases, causes for the suicides cannot be identified. This suggests that troubled youths lack safe spaces where they can share their concerns and confide in professionals. Thus, TCYL endeavored to establish a medium for at-risk youth to seek counselling from National Mental Health Program, Health & Family Welfare Services Govt.of Puducherry and professionals in career guidance, bank loan support and entrepreneurship.
The Youth Helpline was founded for this purpose. It is a confidential and anonymous connection that troubled or concerned youth and young adults in Pondicherry can call to share their problems, needs and priorities. Helpline assistants are available from Monday to Saturday, 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM to assist youth in finding possible solutions. +91 96555 07090
Exclusively for the Young people at the age group between 14-35 years.
Puducherry youth helpline will serve following services: