In addition to the economic impact, the ongoing global health crisis has also created panic and anxiety amongst the general population. While recent reports suggest a surge mental health related issues, the LGBT+ community are more likely to struggle during this period; due to the stigma and discrimination attached to their identity.
Salesforce India has introduced a national webinar series; in collaboration with Pride Circle and Suicide Prevention India Foundation, to help address the vulnerabilities experienced by the LGBT+ community amidst the countywide lockdown. The webinar series titled “Pride & Mental Wellness” will be launched on 17th May, a day marked as International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Register on this link.
The webinar series, led by a team of renowned experts in the industry; aims to provide a safe platform for individuals to connect and discuss issues/ grievances, from fear of loss of job, anxiety of isolation, to more concerning topics such as coping and dealing with a hostile environment at home.
Based off of these initiatives, Pride Circle, Suicide Prevention India Foundation and Salesforce will work together to create a resource centre, to benefit future mental health wellness initiatives, specific to the needs of the LGBT+ community.
FREE Helpline with LGBT+ friendly counselors
Call: 080 33037556 (Open between 9 am to 6 pm from 17th May to 24th May, 2020)