Members of the LGBT community are 3 times more likely to develop a mental illness. Many LGBT individuals who suffer from mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety feel unable to reach out for help because they are afraid of being judged or victimized by prejudice.
Luckily, there are some great mental health resources that are LGBT-friendly and trustworthy. Here are 5 organizations you can feel comfortable working with.
1. The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a crisis intervention line specifically for the LGBT community. If you or someone you know is suicidal, text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200 for help.
Talkspace is an online therapy program that gives LGBT individuals a safe place to talk about their issues and thoughts. While it can't replace in-person therapy, it gives people the chance to talk at their own convenience.
3. GLBT National Help Center
This organization offers support for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community and provides information on mental health services and helpful educational materials.
This website connects people to LGBT-friendly healthcare providers, so you can be comfortable in knowing your doctor is supportive of you.
This organization connects members of the trans community to doctors who are specifically trained to deal with the needs of transgender people.