Tele-MANAS Helpline Receives Over 10 Lakh Calls Since Its Launch In October 2022

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In a significant milestone, the National Tele Mental Health Programme Tele-MANAS Helpline received over 10 lakh calls since its launch in October 2022. Launched by the Government of India to enhance mental health service delivery nationwide, the Programme operates 51 Tele-MANAS cells across all States and Union territories. 
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that the Tele-MANAS helpline has seen a steady increase in the number of callers, growing from around 12 thousand in December 2022 to over 90 thousand in May 2024. It said that this increase in engagement underscores the importance of continued investment and expansion of mental health initiatives to ensure that everyone has access to the required support.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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