AASRA (stylized: आसRa) is a Mumbai-based mental health NGO which is noted for operating a 24-hour Helpline to cater to suicidal and emotionally distressed individuals. The service is an offshoot of Befrienders Worldwide and Samaritans, whose India chapter was established in 1960.
|Motto||Helping people in despair|
|Founded||13 September 1998|
|Focus||Mental Health, Telephone Counselling|
|Origins||Befrienders Worldwide; Samaritans|
|Johnson Thomas (Director)|
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