People in the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer) community can face unique stressors that can affect their mental health. Whether you just need someone to talk to or need help dealing with a more serious issue, free help is available in a variety of formats for all ages 24/7. 

 

The Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth 13-24.

Chat: available 24/7 at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

Call: 1-866-488-7386 (available 24/7/365)

Or text START to 678678 (available 24/7/365)

 

GLBT National Help Center

https://www.glbthotline.org/

Runs several hotlines/virtual resource centers for all ages (hotlines listed below). Their website also offers virtual chat support and an “LGBTQ resources near” me feature. 

 

LGBT National Hotline

Provides confidential peer-to-peer support, information, and local resources for all ages. 

https://www.glbthotline.org/

888-843-4564

Email: help@LGBThotline.org

Available Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 8pm, central time

(Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time)

Saturday from 11am to 4pm, central time

(Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time)

 

LGBT National Youth Talkline

Provides peer-to-peer support for LGBTQ people 25 and under. 

​800-246-7743

Email: help@LGBThotline.org

Available Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 8pm, central time

(Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time)

Saturday from 11am to 4pm, central time

(Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time)

 

LGBTQ National Senior Hotline

Provided confidential peer-to-peer support, information, and local resources to people 50 and over. 

888-234-7243

Email: help@LGBThotline.org

Available Monday thru Friday from 3pm to 8pm, central time

(Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time)

Saturday from 11am to 4pm, central time

(Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time)

 

The Trans Lifeline 

Trans-led and staffed hotline connecting trans people to support, community,  and resources in order to support their wellbeing. 

www.translifeline.org 

1-877-565-8860

Hotline open 24/7

Hotline is guaranteed to be staffed during these times*: 

Central: 9:00am-3:00am

Eastern: 10:00am-4:00am

*Their website states that operators are frequently available during off hours as well, and encourage you to call if you need to. 

 

Posted on December 14, 2020

by Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne is a Public Services Librarian and Harry Potter enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys reading, adding books to her ever-growing “to-be-read” list, hiking, and watching terrible movies with friends. One of her current life goals is to collect the entirety of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis and going to Yellowstone National Park. She is the proud owner of a spider-plant named Skullcrusher III, first of its kind, which she has somehow managed not to kill yet.
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