If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, the following resources can help you or someone you know get the help they need.
Crisis Text Line
Text LGBTQ to 741-741
Texting the Crisis Text Line will connect you to a crisis counselor who can offer support. This resource is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ young people under the age of 25. You can reach them by phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Trans Lifeline is a service devoted to offering care and support to transgender people. It provides peer support from a place of experience since the organization is staffed by trans individuals.
LGBT National Hotline
The LGBT National Hotline is for people of all ages and offers a confidential, anonymous place to talk about issues including coming out, identity, bullying, safe sex, anxiety, and other concerns.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is for anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention AFSP's mission is to save lives and bring hope to those
affected by suicide.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Student Action
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organization that offers information designed to help students take action and initiate changes in their schools and communities. Students who are interested in starting a Gender and Sexuality Alliance in their school can register to find resources and learn more about how student-led movements can help foster more inclusive schools for all students.
It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project works to remind LGBTQIA+ youth that there is hope and that no matter how things might be now, it does get better. The site offers resources and stories from people all over the world to encourage, uplift, and empower young people and to let them know that they are not alone.
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health resources and information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide the general public and increase health and emergency preparedness for professionals.
the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The organization also offers educational programs, advocates for individuals and families affected by mental illness, and operates a toll-free helpline.
PFLAG is the first organization devoted to helping parents, families, and allies support LGBTQIA+ people.
SAGE Services & Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Elders is America's oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults, focused on the issue of LGBTQ+ aging and devoted to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults.
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American's communities. SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is an American LGBTQ+ advocacy group. It is the largest LGBTQ+ political lobbying organization in the United States and seeks to fundamentally change the way LGBTQ+ people are treated in their everyday lives.
True Colors United
The True Colors United focuses on ending homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth providing learning resources and advocacy.
Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Veterans Commission advocates for and provides superior service to veterans to significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them. Access free, confidential support 24/7, 365 days a year.
Dial 988 then press 1 or text Text 838255 for assistance.
VHA LGBTQ+ Health Program
Help LGBTQ+ Veterans to choose and receive affirming care and services to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Center for Minority Veterans (CMV)
810 Vermont Ave
Washington, DC 20420
SPARTA is a nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring the rights and opportunities of all transgender service members and aspiring transgender recruits
The nation’s largest resource and support network for the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members and veterans.
American Military Partner Association (AMPA)
The American Military Partner Association is the nation’s largest resource and support network for the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) service members and veterans.
American Veterans For Equal Rights (AVER)
The oldest and largest all volunteer service organization dedicated to supporting all active duty, reserve and veteran members of the LGBTQ community.
Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, National Guard, and reserve members, and their families.