The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual:

  • Realizes their own potential
  • Can cope with day-to-day stressors
  • Can work productively and fruitfully
  • Is able to make a contribution to their community

The WHO further defines Health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity.

Conversations about mental health have only recently started to receive the significant recognition and momentum they deserve in our nation. Nonetheless, the difficulties encountered by the queer community and their influence on our mental well-being remain largely overlooked. It is crucial to raise awareness and give comparable attention to the mental health challenges experienced by various marginalized communities.

Working on mental health issues for/with the queer community has always been at the helm of the Keshav Suri Foundation’s (KSF) area of work. The foundation has brought forth the mental health challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community and has been working to improve them by providing regular counselling sessions, hosting various workshops, and organizing discussions.

The Keshav Suri Foundation is proud to have initiated free-of-cost mental health care services for the LGBTQIA+ community! KSF offers psychological counseling and psychotherapy to Queer individuals free-of-cost.

Our Team:
Pranab Barui is a Queer Affirmative Wellness Counsellor and has been practicing for over 2 years. Pranab’s approach to work is rooted in a unique and holistic healing perspective, which he brings to the counseling services and resilience-building efforts. He specializes in supporting children, adolescents, and young PLHIV (People Living with HIV), and also provides care for the LGBTQIA+ community. His diverse skill set encompasses individual, couple, and group counseling, mindfulness practices, stress management workshops, caregiver training, relationship issues, and leadership camps for adolescents. Pranab is a certified Queer Affirmative Mental Health counsellor.

Anjali Rao works as a peer counselor with us and handles cases involving relationship issues, self-love, self-acceptance, and HIV and STI self-care. She has over 3 years of dedicated work experience in outreach, coordination, and counseling roles within reputable organizations.

Our services are completely confidential in accordance with internationally accepted best practice confidentiality guidelines.

Scheduling an appointment:
To schedule an appointment with us, please dial our helpline number +91 011 4444 7727, email us at, or click here.