LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources

Not all members of the LGBTQ+ community will have the same experiences. However, discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, harassment, and family rejection are still tragically common for people with these identities.

LGBTQ+ people with mental health conditions may also find themselves fighting a double stigma. Many will experience prejudice based on their sexual and/or gender identity as well as the stigma associated with mental illness. Confronting these challenges and mental health symptoms with an LGBTQ+-inclusive therapist can lead to better outcomes, and even recovery.

Early intervention, comprehensive treatment, and family support are key to helping LGBTQ+ people live well with a mental health condition. We all need to do better to support this community.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources

The American Psychological Association (APA) provides educational and resources on LGBTQ topics.
(800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling delivers educational and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as promoting competency on LGBTQ+ issues for counseling professionals.

The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists offers resources for LGBT individuals experiencing mental health conditions and psychiatric professionals with LGBTQ+ clients.
(215) 222-2800

The National Center for Transgender Equality offers resources for transgender individuals, including information on the right to access health care.
(202) 642-4542

The Trevor Project is a support network for LGBTQ+ youth providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention, including a 24-hour text line.
(866) 488-7386 or text “START” to 678678

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
(877) 565-8860

The LGBT National Help Center offers confidential peer support connections for LGBT youth, adults, and seniors including phone, text and online chat.

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider Directory is a search tool that can locate a LGBTQ-inclusive health care provider (click “Find a Provider” under the Resources tab).
(202) 600-8037