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About Us

Trained and qualified counselors and mental health professionals

We are a non-profit organization with a solid foundation of experienced mental health professionals, trained tele counselors, and strong crisis support. Millions of people die by suicide each year. It’s a worrying situation that doesn’t distinguish between gender, age, race, or profession.

With each year, the number of suicide deaths is only increasing and we want to change that. The two pillars of suicide prevention are – improving support resources and educating the public. At 1Life, our trained and qualified counselors and mental health professionals do just that without passing any judgment.

Several issues can lead to suicidal tendencies. It could be due to cultural norms, legal issues, family problems, ill health, and so much more. What may not be a trigger for someone may be a devastating factor for another.

You can reach out to the nearest psychiatric or medical facility so that you don’t have to feel alone or isolated.

Just remember, problems do not end with suicide. They continue to linger and cause more trouble for friends and family

Our Team


Suresh KalaFounder

I am a Software Engineer by profession and have started 1Life along with my friends as serving the community has always been my passion and makes my life purposeful.The reason behind starting this organization is because I believe strongly every life deserves to live happily in this beautiful world


Viraj BhandareExecutive & Director of Finance

I am an entrepreneur based in Pune.I'm a proud member of 1Life team.I'm a hopeless optimist.I love to help people realise their self worth


Dr. Swetha ReddyConsulting Psychiatrist

Panel Psychiatrist for 1life suicide prevention helpline, Shraddha school for special children located at Begumpet, Hyderabad. Part of serveral Psychiatric societies in India, Women Mental Health subspecialty section of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry. Partnership with pause for perspective as counselling partners


Lakshmi PrasannaDirector of Operations

Mrs Lakshmi Prasanna is a IIM Calcutta Alumini In a decade long corporate leadership experience, she has helped groom many successful careers under her leadership. She is a social entrepreneur, handling multiple ventures. She is the founder of Lakshaya consultants, a training & mentoring platform for entrepreneurs especially women. She owns Ananya Child Development clinic for autistic children in Banjara hills Hyderabad. She is the director operations for 1 life 24/7 helpline. Currently she is leading a project for women safety with Telengana police. Mrs Prasanna finds joy in social service , believes service of mankind is service to God.


Rebecca MariaCounselling Psychologist

By profession I'm a counselor. For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It's not negotiable we live life once and need to live it to the full. And being a part of 1Life gives me immense pleasure to support this noble cause.



I love to help the needy who craves for a supporting hand to get out of their stressful box to gain normalcy and to mould themselves to face the challenges of life with very strong mind. I feel very proud to be a part of noble mission of 1life to make world better.

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