Suicide Prevention Lifeline
“The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and strong, but may be disproportionately at-risk for suicidal feelings and other mental health struggles because of the discrimination and prejudice they too often are up against. This section has information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones who are LGBTQ+.”
Sources of Strength
“A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.”
“LGBTQ+ and Addiction: Causes, Resources and Treatment:
Substance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.”
202-600-8037 | [email protected]
“Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer and looking for a healthcare professional you can trust?
GLMA’s online Provider Directory can help. Search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists and other health professionals in your area.
The service is free and you do not need to register.”
Fenway Health Peer Listening Line
617-267-2535 (25 and under)
“You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make. Across the country, Fenway’s help lines are a source of support. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.”
Covenant House Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA | 215-951-5411 | [email protected]
“At Covenant House Pennsylvania, we help teenagers and adolescents turn the tragedy of homelessness into an opportunity for growth and transformation.
We are part of the Covenant House federation, led by Covenant House International in New York, which serves runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth in 30 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America.”
Valley Youth House
Warminster, PA | 215-442-9760
Bethlehem, PA | 610-882-1068
“Valley Youth House is the catalyst for youth to achieve their desired future through genuine relationships that support families, ensure safe places, and build community connections.”
Monday – Friday | 9:00am – 5:00pm
“Our youth programming provides one-on-one advocacy-based counseling. Whether it’s over the phone or in person, we can help youth navigate complicated systems or offer support to youth going through a hard time. This support is free and confidential.”
“If you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help.”