Happy Pride Month! Mental Health Resources for LGBTQIA+ People

Date Posted

June 1, 2023


FFDA Staff


Pride month is a time for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to come together in solidarity to celebrate and embrace identity. We want to remind our families and caregivers that your support and acceptance of your loved one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression directly impacts their mental wellness and personal safety. We also want to remind families that resources for LGBTQIA+ people and those who care about them do exist!

Unfortunately, LGBTQIA+ individuals often face discrimination making it difficult to access quality treatment for mood disorders. Many people learn that not all mental health providers understand their experiences. These negative interactions with providers can mean our loved ones are less likely to seek help when they need it most.

What can you do? Get familiar with these reputable mental health resources created for LGBTQIA+ people and share them with your loved ones.

National Crisis Resources

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line connects texters with trained volunteer Crisis Counselors to help resolve times of crisis. This service tries to match texters with Crisis Counselors who have shared lived experience. Learn more: www.crisistextline.org

  • Text ‘LGBTQ’ to 741 741
  • Hours: Available 24/7
  • Cost: Standard messaging rates apply

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people under 25. Learn more: www.thetrevorproject.org


  • Phone: 1-866-488-7386
  • Hours: Available 24/7
  • Cost: Free


  • Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
  • Hours: Monday through Friday between 3pm to 10pm ET/ Noon- 7pm PT
  • Cost: Standard messaging rates apply

TrevorChat: Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Learn more: www.translifeline.org

  • US Phone: 1-877-565-8860
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  • Hours: Every day of the week from 11am to 5am ET
  • Family & Friends Hotline: 1-877-565-8860 and ask for the Family & Friends Line
  • Cost: Free

Pride Institute

Available 24/7, this organization provides a chemical dependency and mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ Community.

  • Phone: 1-800-547-7433

Local Resources

Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign provides the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool, which evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees.

GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

GLMA works to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and healthcare providers. They offer a directory for patients to connect with LGBT welcoming providers. Learn more: www.glma.org

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Their website offers education, stories, and directory of local resources to help get the support your loved one needs. Learn more: www.itgetsbetter.org


Other Resources for LGBTQIA+ Families


This list is not exhaustive! If you know of another mental health resource for LGBTQIA+ people please share it with us. Email info@familyaware.org, mark the subject line “LGBTQ resource.”

Last revised: May 2023