Recovery & Treatment

Crisis/Suicide Prevention

The Trevor Project
TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386 | TrevorText: text START to 678678
“TrevorLifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7/365.”
TrevorText: “Confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7/365.”
Preventing suicide:

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+.”

10:00am – 4:00am EST
Hotline: 877-565-8860
“Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. ”

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.”

Substance Abuse

Addiction Center
“It is important to know that if you have lost someone to suicide, it was NOT your fault. Any decisions they made were entirely their own, and you hold no responsibility for their actions. However, if you suspect someone you love might be contemplating suicide, it is equally important to get them help immediately. Luckily, there are many organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide, and countless resources available to you. Many of these options are free. In general, immediate therapy should be sought for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts.”

The Recovery Village Ridgefield
“LGBTQ Addiction Resources
No one is immune to substance use disorder. It can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, class or sexual orientation. However, some groups are more at risk to fall victim to drug and/or alcohol addiction than others. Unfortunately, this is true for the LGBTQ community. This is mainly because of the mental health disorders that develop in this community as a result of abuse, discrimination, rejection and ostracism that they undergo. The good news, however, is that many resources are available to help members of this community conquer substance abuse.
If you or someone you love is a member of the LGBTQ community and is also suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction, this page may address many of the questions that you have.”
“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.”

Mental Health

The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists
215-222-2800 |
“We are a community of psychiatrists that educates and advocates on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender mental health issues.”

LGBT National Help Center
Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time
Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time

LGBT National Youth Talkine: 1-800-246-7743
“The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Youth Talkline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.”
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
“The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.”
LGBT National Online Peer Support Chat:
“Our volunteers offer free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for
​lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people.”

202-600-8037 |
“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.”


National Runaway Safeline
1-800-RUNAWAY | Text: 66008
“The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is here to listen whether you are thinking of running away or already have. Our services are confidential and nonjudgmental.”

Covenant House Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA | 215-951-5411 |
“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.”

Violence & Abuse

NW Network
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.”

Eating Disorders

Facebook support group:

“This is the support group of T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders. We want to support everyone at all stages of struggle and recovery. In this closed group we can discuss our eating disorders, body image and exercise issues, dysphoria, dysmorphia, etc. Please join only if you are a transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming or gender questioning person; it’s important that we keep this a safe space.”

Health and STDs

“Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique and complex health needs that heterosexuals don’t face. Health disparities and barriers to care can make staying healthy challenging, but knowing LGBTQ+ health risks can ensure you stay on top of your health. Local and national resources can help you prevent or treat these health conditions with the right medical testing, care and support. “

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