MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
June - LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
National Treatment Referral Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline: US (877) 565-8860
SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline: 877-360-LGBT (5428)
RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY
REST FOR RESISTANCE - QTPoC Mental Health exists to provide greater access to community healing. They host meditations for queer & trans people of color (QTPoC) and publish original art and writing on their site, linked above.
GLSEN - GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. They are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.
GLMA - GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals. To achieve this mission, GLMA utilizes the scientific expertise of its diverse multidisciplinary membership to inform and drive advocacy, education, and research. Use this organization to find healthcare options or research.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY - NCTE envisions a society in which transgender people not only survive, but thrive, with accepting families and communities, full self-determination over their identities and bodies, and freedom from disrespect, discrimination and violence. For this vision to become a reality, we must also create equity, equal opportunity, safety, health, and economic well-being for all people over their entire lifetimes.
THERAPY RESOURCES FOR THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY
OPEN PATH COLLECTIVE - This nonprofit serves clients in financial need who are seeking affordable therapy. Open Path clients cannot afford market rates for therapy, lack adequate mental health insurance coverage, and have an annual household income below $100,000. Online and in-person service available.
OUTCARE - OutCare, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the nation’s first comprehensive resource for LGBTQ+ healthcare offering provider and healthcare resource directories, mentorship, medical education reform, and cultural competency training. OutCare’s most notable endeavor, the OutList, is an online, nationwide directory of healthcare providers who identify as culturally competent in the care of the LGBTQ+ community. Visit https://www.outcarehealth.org/
DECOLONIZING THERAPY - Dr. Jennifer Mullan (Pronouns: She/ Her) creates spaces for people and organizations to heal.She believes that it is essential to create dialogue to address how mental health is deeply affected by systemic inequities and the trauma of oppression, particularly the well-being of Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC).
PRIDE COUNSELING - Whether you are struggling with mental health issues, your identity, or just need someone to talk to, they believe help should be accessible to everyone. They noticed that individuals in the LGBTQ community suffer from mental health issues at a disproportionately high rate and wanted to help. By providing online therapy to the LGBTQ community, they make help accessible and accepting of everyone!
THERAPY FOR QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR - Searching for the right therapist can be an exhausting and overwhelming task. If you need assistance, book a free video consultation and let this resource help! They meet with you for a secure virtual discussion about your therapeutic needs and therapist preferences (e.g., Black woman, queer man, etc.). Then send you an individualized Therapist Referral List via email within 5-7 days of your consultation. This service is entirely free and is an important way they strive to bridge the gap between the QPoC community and affirming therapists nationwide.
A THERAPIST LIKE ME - A Therapist Like Me is a non-profit, 501(c)3 dedicated to connecting minority-identifying clients to minority-identifying therapists, advancing therapists of color, providing financial gifts to minority-identifying clients for psychotherapy, reducing societal stigma surrounding mental health, and supporting our community.
INCLUSIVE THERAPISTS - Seeking therapy can be a vulnerable process. This organization understands. They aim to make it simpler and safer for people in marginalized communities.Find a culturally responsive, 2SLGBTQ+ affirming therapist that celebrates your full identity.
THERAPYDEN - Let's promote self-affirmation, dignity, equal rights, and celebrate sexual and gender diversity. Meet these inspirational therapists who specialize in and are competently trained in supporting the trans community.
BUILDING COMMUNITY, FINDING SUPPORT FOR THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY
50TH ANNIVERSARY PRIDE MARCH AND FESTIVAL - Reimagined for 2022, Philly’s PHL Pride March & Festival is part of PHL Pride 50 — celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Pride Day in Philadelphia, which took place in 1972. Events will happen from June 3rd-5th, engaging smaller areas at a time. Read all about this year’s festivities and stay tuned!
BLACK TRANS FEMMES IN THE ARTS COLLECTIVE - Their mission is to create spaces for the production and preservation of Black trans art and culture by building community with Black trans femme artists and providing them with the resources and support necessary to thrive.
FOR THE GWORLS - They are a trans-led collective that curates parties to fundraise money to help transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, smaller co-pays for medicines/doctor’s visits, and travel assistance.
SAIGE COUNSELING GROUP - The mission of SAIGE includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts presenting the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, spiritual or religious belief system, and indigenous heritage.
BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION - Works toward a future that supports the wellness of young people through an evidence-based approach that is fiercely kind, compassionate, accepting, and inclusive.
THE TREVOR PROJECT - A support network for LGBTQ youth under 25 providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention, including a 24-hour text line (Text “START” to 678678).
SHIFT+ INITIATIVE - Created by Seeding Sovereignty to uplift the voices of LGBTQIA+ and Two-Spirit folx that are changing policies and inciting Indigenous political engagement.
THE OKRA PROJECT - A collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People. Created The Nina Pop and The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund for Black Trans People.
NATIONAL LGBTQIA+ HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER - Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for LGBTQIA+ people.
LGBTQ PSYCHOTHERAPISTS OF COLOR DIRECTORY - Provides support, networking, leadership development, and community building opportunities for LGBTQs of Color in psychology, social work, and counseling.