LBTGQ+ Resources

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LGBTQ+ Communities and Mental HealthLGBTQ+ Communities and Mental Health

Although being LGBTQ+ is absolutely not a mental illness, many LGBTQ+ people experience mental health struggles. Find out more about LBGTQ+ community's struggle the most with mental health concerns.

Bullying: LGBT Youth

While trying to deal with all the challenges of being a teenager, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) teens also have to deal with harassment, threats and violence directed at them on a daily basis. LGBT youth are nearly twice as likely to be called names, verbally harassed or physically assaulted at school compared to their non-LGBT peers. Their mental health and education, not to mention their physical well-being, are at-risk.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25, including the TrevorLifeline,, which provides 24/7 support via phone, text, or online instant messaging

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer & trans people of color (QTPoC). Of note, they have a Mental Health Fund for Queer andTrans People of Color,,and a Mental Health Practitioner Directory,

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

A national network of educators, students, and local chapters working to give students a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ+ inclusive education. See their resources for educators, and resources for students,, (to create change in their own schools).

Human Rights Campaign

America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. Their website has a wealth of information and resources for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Resources,, are organized by topic – including content on individual identities, communities of color, workplace, and more.