Learning to be yourself and dealing with other people’s perceptions of you can be hard for anyone. This process can be especially stressful or tough for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBTQ+). In fact, they can face unique issues when it comes to mental health. The discrimination LGBT students may face or the pressure they feel from their family or community, can put them at greater risk for emotional health struggles like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicide.
What it does
LGBTQ+ individuals who are dealing with mental health conditions like depression may have to contend with even more stigma because of discrimination or misunderstandings related to their sexual orientation, having to deal with the additional stigma can worsen mental health conditions. So PRIDEHOOD can help you to overcome the stigma.
PRIDEHOOD can help you-:
1) To connect with supportive people.
It’s a great way to find people who can relate to what you’re going through.
2) To create an appointment with a mental health counselor.
Seek help If you’re experiencing sadness, anxiety, or stress that is interfering with your ability to get things done and live a fulfilling life, make an appointment with a mental health counselor. It’s the first step toward feeling better.
3) To connect with an advocacy group.
To further fight stigma, it might help you to participate in mental health or LGBTQ+ advocacy group.
4) To provide job opportunities that focus on Diversity and inclusion.
Find job opportunities that focus on Diversity and inclusion.
How we built it
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that we have built something for PRIDE Citizens.
What we learned
We actually learned, what problems are faced by these communities and tried to find solutions for them.
What's next for PrideHood
We have created a Linkedin group and we will try to expand this to more extent so that this can reach all people. If you or someone you know is struggling with issues related to sexuality or pressures of not being accepted by family, friends, or community, it’s important to speak up.