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LGBTQIA+ Mental Health is Important!

Unfortunately, LGBTQIA+ individuals often face discrimination making it difficult to access quality treatment for mood disorders. Many people learn that not all mental health providers understand their experiences. These negative interactions with providers can mean our loved ones are less likely to seek help when they need it most.

What can you do? Get familiar with these reputable mental health resources created for LGBTQIA+ people and share them with your loved ones.


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line connects texters with trained volunteer Crisis Counselors to help resolve times of crisis. This service tries to match texters with Crisis Counselors who have shared lived experience. Learn more:

  • Text ‘LGBTQ’ to 741 741

  • Hours: Available 24/7

  • Cost: Standard messaging rates apply


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people under 25. Learn more:


  • TrevorLifeline

    • Phone: 1-866-488-7386

    • Hours: Available 24/7

    • Cost: Free

  • TrevorText

    • Text the Word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200

    • Hours: Monday through Friday between 3pm to 10pm ET/ Noon- 7pm PT

    • Cost: Standard messaging rates apply

  • TrevorChat: Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor.


Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Learn more:

  • Phone: 1-877-565-8860

  • Hours: Every day of the week from 11am to 5am ET

  • Cost: Free



Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign provides the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool, which evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees.


GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

GLMA works to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and healthcare providers. They offer a directory for patients to connect with LGBT welcoming providers. Learn more:


It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Their website offers education, stories, and directory of local resources to help get the support your loved one needs. Learn more:

This list is not exhaustive! If you know of another mental health resource for LGBTQIA+ people please share it with us. Email, using the subject line ‘LGBTQ resource’ and send us all relevant information.



Last revised: May 2023



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