The Trevor Project is the world’s largest crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people under the age of 25. You can reach them by phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678.
“Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community support and resources they need to survive and thrive”. The hotline is staffed by trans/nonbinary peer operators, is fully anonymous and confidential, and does not engage in non-consensual active rescue (calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement).
The LGBT National Hotline is for people of all ages and offers a confidential, anonymous place to talk about issues including coming out, identity, bulling, safe sex, anxiety, and other concerns. The organization also offers a LGBT National Youth Talkline for callers 25 and under (800-246-7743) and a LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline (888-688-5428).
Pride Counseling offers a platform for getting matched with therapists who have relevant expertise, experience, and training to provide therapy services for LGBTQ+ members.
“National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC)..”
Inclusive Therapists is a platform that helps marginalized communities find a therapist that celebrates their identity, centering “the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and 2SLGBTQIA+ intersections (QTBIPOC)” as well as neurodivergent and disabled communities of color. They help you find services in your community such as individual, group, family, and couples therapy, medication management, coaching, and low-cost services.
Visit this page to learn more and find mental health resources for the LGBTQ+ community. Resources include support in finding LGBTQ+ friendly therapy and affirming mental health care, finding peer support and online safe spaces, support for LGBTQ+ youth, and guides relating to questioning and coming out and gender identity.
Visit this page to learn more and find mental health resources for the trans community. Resources include guides for affirming transgender identities and learning more about transgender mental health care.
Text LGBTQ to 741-741 to be connected to a crisis counselor who can offer support. Available 24/7.
PFLAG is an organization dedicated to “supporting, educating and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families”. They provide peer-to-peer support through in-person and virtual meetings, online outreach, and additional resources and programming. Go to their website to find a chapter in your area or connect in virtual meetings.
Love is Respect offers resources for LGBTQ+ youth about healthy relationships and dating violence. They offer support and information about dating, healthy relationships, personal safety, and supporting others. You can also access confidential support by calling 866-331-9474 or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Gay Men Going Deeper
“Gay Men Going Deeper is a weekly podcast that showcases raw and real conversations about personal development, mental health, and sexuality – from an unapologetically gay perspective”.
“Bottoming is an LGBTQ+ mental health podcast, about rock bottoming and beyond…The aim of Bottoming is to show that although anyone can suffer from poor mental health, it can and does impact LGBTQ+ people on a larger scale. The conversation isn’t always pretty, but the boys want to show it can be done with a few laughs to help you get through, making the topics more accessible, approachable and easy to digest”.
Falling Out LGBTQ
“A mental health podcast for the LGBTQIA+ community”.
Unicorn Dreams – Sleepy LGBTQ+ Stories & Soothing Meditations
“A safe queer place to relax or fall asleep. Our podcast celebrates the vibrance and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community through inclusive, comforting bedtime stories and soothing meditations.”
“This podcast is for people who feel like they came out of the closet and got placed in a box…Join Kris and Shana, fellow Bad Queers, to discuss breaking stereotypes, owning your identity and their unpopular queer opinions”.