Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Individuals:
Help is available! Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources by using the links provided here.
If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the Crisis Hotline at (888) 724-7240. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals available 24/7; the call is free and confidential. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
- The Trevor Project:
Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
Teen Line –available 6:00pm-10:00pm PST: (800) 852-8336
The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including their nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, and digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.
- It Gets Better Project:
This website is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge, watch videos of love and support, and learn about resources.
- Preventing Suicide Among LGBT Youth Kit for Workshop Leaders:
This free workshop kit is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among LGBT youth. Topics covered include suicidal behavior, risk and protective factors, strategies to reduce risk, and ways to increase school or agency cultural competence.
- Family Acceptance Project:
This community research, intervention, education and policy initiative works to decrease major health and related risks for LGBT youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness – in the context of their families. The site offers online videos and research-based information on how families can help support their LGBT children.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)– Mental Health Risk Factors Among GLBT Youth Fact Sheet (PDF):
This fact sheet describes mental health risk factors among LGBT youth, including coming out, family relationships and victimization by peers. It further provides information about mental health treatment for LGBT youth, and suggested resources.
- LGBT Youth and Suicide: American Association of Suicidology (PDF):
This fact sheet provides information about suicidal behavior, risk factors, protective factors, and implications for suicide prevention among LGBT youth.