People in the LGBTQ2SIA+ community are at disproportionate risk for depression, suicide, and other behavioral health concerns. Youth, and transgender people of all ages, face even higher risks, while Black, Indigenous, and people of color; older adults; and people with disabilities also all face additional levels of isolation and marginalization, including within our own community.
People who are LGBTQ2SIA+ are also fierce, fabulous, resourceful, and resilient.
For over 50 years Vibrant Emotional Health have been leaders, advocates, and innovators in mental health in New York and across the country, including administering NYC Well, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, and the Disaster Distress Helpline.
Our groundbreaking solutions deliver high quality service and support, when, where, and how people need it. We believe that everyone can achieve emotional well-being with dignity and respect.
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Vibrant Emotional Health Resources for
the LGBTQ2SIA+ Community
New York City’s Crisis Assessment, Information, and Referral Hotline
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355); press “3” for Español; press “5” for 中文
Text WELL to 65173
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call 988; press “2” for Español
Individuals wishing to access specialized LGBTQ+ affirming counseling can be connected during the hours of 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern daily by chat and text (text Q to 988) and 24/7 by phone, by pressing 3 when prompted.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990; press “2” for Español
If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, call 1-800-985-5990 via your videophone-enabled device or click on the “ASL Now” link via the website to be directly connected with a DDH crisis worker fluent in American Sign Language
Vibrant Safe Space
To learn about other Vibrant programs and resources,
Additional Behavioral Health Resources for the LGBTQ2SIA+ Community
Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Youth 1-866-488-7386 https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Services Locator 1-800-662-HELP (4357) https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Behavioral Health Information and Advocacy
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Human Rights Campaign
Mental Health America
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
LGBTQ2SIA+ Emotional Health in the Media
Vibrant Blog: “Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Crisis Center Staff and Remembering Pulse”
Medical News Today Article, “What to know about sexual orientation and mental health in youth”
Human Rights Campaign Video, “Mental Health in Queer & Trans BIPOC Communities” (includes ASL interpretation)
The ‘Double Closet’: Why Some Bisexual People Struggle With Mental Health
Suicide, Self-Harm, and LGBTQ Youth: Tips for Therapists