PayPal celebrates Pride Month

What you need to know

June is Pride Month. To celebrate the vibrant lives and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community and support your emotional wellbeing, PayPal offers the following benefits and resources to you and your family.

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Your emotional health

Optum: Support for your authentic self

During Pride Month, Optum is offering Pride365+ — resources for LGBTQ+ care and support that includes Out Care Health, toolkits, podcasts, articles, worksheets, and more for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

In addition, you always have access to Optum Live and Work Well for emotional and mental health support in person, online, or virtually, at no cost to you!

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Receive up to ten confidential counseling sessions by phone or in person per issue, per year. A specialist can help you manage stress and anxiety, navigate relationship issues, and develop resilience. You also have access to self-help programs, interactive tools, and other resources to help deal with life’s challenges. Learn more about the EAP. This program is available globally.

Optum also offers dedicated EAP counselors for PayPal. Both of our counselors have experience serving LGBTQ+ individuals in their private practices and have received specialized training to address the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about our dedicated EAP counselors and how to schedule a session.

Talkspace on-demand counseling: Access online therapy from anywhere through Talkspace. Message a licensed therapist 24/7 from your phone or desktop — safely and confidentially, with no appointment required. You can also schedule real-time video sessions as needed.

Optum EAP and Talkspace are available 24/7 at no cost to you! And Optum offers even more resources for you.

Optum Live and Work Well

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Embracing your individuality with Calm

Calm celebrates the vibrant lives and achievements of LGBTQ+ individuals and acknowledges the steps many take every day toward better mental health. To better support your emotional wellness journey, Calm curated the Belonging and Acceptance collection that focuses on helping people celebrate individuality, cultivate self-esteem, and lean into vulnerability to create connection and belonging. Content includes a dedicated series on Coming Out from meditation teacher Lamar Rod Owens.

Calm is the world’s No. 1 app for mental wellbeing, and you and your family members have unlimited and free access to it. Learn more about Calm or download the app to get started. Calm is available globally.

Explore the Belong and Acceptance collection on Calm today.

Family support resources from Bright Horizons

In honor of Pride Month, Bright Horizons has pulled together expert-created resources for you and your family, including helpful articles for parents, Bright Horizons employee stories, and tips for students on finding scholarships and supportive colleges. Bright Horizons is available for US employees only.

Explore Pride Month resources 

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LGBTQ+ family building webinar

Celebrating Pride: US LGBTQ+ and family building webinar with Progyny

Growing your family is beautiful, but it can be difficult. The good news: Progyny can help with fertility benefits and adoption and surrogacy reimbursement. During Pride Month, learn more about the different paths to parenthood available to you.

Wednesday, June 26 at 4 p.m. ET


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Pride Employee Resource Group

PayPal’s diverse workforce includes people of many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG) promotes the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ employees and allies and raises awareness of the challenges this community faces.

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