In partnership with organisations across India, we asked LGBT+ Indians about their struggles with mental health, and five LGBT+ folks have bravely stepped forward to share their stories.
What kind of mental health support are people seeking? What are the available resources? What are the barriers LGBT+ Indians face when seeking mental health support? What does a support system look like in India? What kind of changes are needed?
This is the whirlwind of questions that these queer Indians are answering in their stories.
By elevating their voices, we are raising awareness on the challenges LGBT+ people face when seeking mental health support in India.
Listen to the brave voices of LGBT+ Indians as they share their stories of survival and resilience.
Content Warning: The stories may contain triggering content like domestic violence, conversion therapy, self-harm and bullying.
* We are not using people’s real names, for their own safety. Although these stories are being shared anonymously, they represent first-hand accounts of what life is like for the LGBT+ community in India.