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Mental Health

Most of us have and maintain good mental health, even though gay and bi men and trans people are at greater risk for mental health problems. Like everyone else, the majority of us are able to cope successfully with stress. Unfortunately, for some GBTQ people, it is much more difficult to deal with stigma, homophobia and discrimination. Research indicates we are at greater risk for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and suicide than the general population. Use of alcohol and drugs, lack of family support, as well as HIV and other STIs, impact our emotional and mental health.

If you struggle with mental health problems, there are agencies and people who can help. The resources listed here include phone hotline numbers, counselors, groups and national organizations. You don’t have to be alone. Getting help could make a real difference in your life.

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Information and prevention

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide preventionhotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • The Trevor Project

    Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people


  • It Gets Better Project

    Inspiring video shorts for young LGBT people showingthe happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years