Guidelines for Suicide Helpline:


· A crisis intervention centre intended for suicide prevention throughout the state of Sikkim.

· A dedicated phone number 221152 is installed at Police Control Room, Gangtok for handling distress calls.

· To provide immediate counseling to people in distress having suicidal tendencies.

· To alleviate feelings of despair, isolation, emotional distress and suicidal feeling through confidential listening and emergency counseling.

· The Helpline supports people who call for themselves or someone they care about.

· The helpline number is available 24x7.

· The calls shall be attended by gazetted officers of the Police department.

· A call log shall be maintained to record the caller details and counseling received by the caller on a daily basis.