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LGBTQ+  Community Resources

Sexual identity and gender identity are core parts of who we are. While there is no one-size-fits all, there are some shared experiences and challenges that often go along with being part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, queer, questioning+ (LBGTQ+) community.

 

Our work is far from over to create health equity for the LGBTQ+ community. We have compiled mental health resources for members of the community.

Healthcare Resources

GLMA (formerly known as Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) - Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority.

https://www.glma.org/

OutCare - OutCare’s extensive patient and community resources are specifically designed to empower LGBTQ+ individuals to access affirming healthcare, connect with valuable resources, and find support. OutCare has resources for seeking LGBTQ+ affirming providers, a mentor, community health services, networking opportunities, support groups, prescription savings, and more.

https://www.outcarehealth.org/

Human Rights Campaign - A leader in fighting for LGBTQ equality, the Human Rights Campaign offers valuable resources to LGBTQ individuals regarding knowing and protecting your rights, advocating for your health and tips on how to handle discrimination when seeking medical care.

https://www.hrc.org/

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Mental Health Resources

*For immediate text support, reach out to The Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor for free 24/7.

*You can also call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It's free and highly confidential, unless it's essential to contact emergency services to help you or your friend stay safe.

*Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)The NQTTCN is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

https://nqttcn.com/en/

LGBT National Help Center - The LGBT National Help Center is serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,queer and questioning community by providing free & confidential peer - support and local resources.

https://www.lgbthotline.org/

 

Rest For Resistance – A grassroots trans-led organization that creates online and offline spaces for trans & queer people of color to practice being our whole selves. 

https://restforresistance.com/

The Trevor Project - The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. 

https://www.thetrevorproject.org

Asian Pride Project - Advancing the mental health and well-being of Asian American LGBTQ+ communities via research, professional practice, education and policy.

http://asianprideproject.org/

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) - A federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations.

https://www.nqapia.org/

SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders - SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that has been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978.

https://www.sageusa.org/

 

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

https://pflag.org/

Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

https://translifeline.org/

 

AAKOMA Project - The AAKOMA Project is helping diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support.

https://aakomaproject.org/

 

Eustress - Eustress raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.

https://www.eustressinc.org/

Mental Health America - Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting mental health for all.

https://www.mhanational.org/bipoc-mental-health

 

MindRight - MindRight is a judgment-free place for growth, healing and hope. They provide culturally responsive mental health coaching to teens over text message.

https://www.mindright.io/

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI's mission is to help families and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support and advocacy.

https://www.nami.org/

 

Inclusive Therapists - Inclusive Therapists center the needs of marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent folx, and people with disabilities. 

https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective - Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to clients in need. 

https://openpathcollective.org/

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