Resources for Youth Identifying as LGBTQ+

Resources for Youth Identifying as LGBTQ+

We are committed to creating a safe and affirming environment that not only supports the well-being of our LGBTQ+ students and their families, but also provides them access to resources that allow them to thrive, no matter their sexual orientation or gender-identity and expression.

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has a 24/7 Help Line with mental health professionals and services who are specially qualified to work with LGBTQ+ individuals and families. They can be reached at at (800) 854-7771.

We also encourage you to explore the LGBTQ+ programs and resources below.

Trevor Project Lifeline: (800) 788-7386

The Trevor Lifeline provides support to LGBTQ youths and allies in crisis or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.

Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860

Trans Lifeline provides peer support for the transgender community, and is run by and for trans people.

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline: (877) 360-LGBT (5428)

The SAGE Hotline connect LGBT older people and their caregivers with friendly responders who are ready to listen.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Community: 988

This page offers information and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals who are struggling with suicidal feelings or mental health crises.

LGBT National Help Center:

A national resource that provides LGBTQ+ community with free & confidential support and referral resources via phone, text, and chat.

Colors Youth:
This non-profit organization provides free and unlimited mental health services for LGBTQ-identified youths ages 25 and younger.

Los Angeles LGBT Center:

This center offers a broad range of health & social services, cultural education, and leadership development resources for the LGBTQ+ community in the Greater Los Angeles area.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) LGBTQI Page:

This page highlights the unique mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community and includes hotlines and resources to help address those needs.

211 LA’s LGBTQ+ Page:

This page includes information on free and low-cost health, human, and social services for LGBTQ+ individuals and families in LA County.

PFLAG:

PFLAG is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ family and ally organization, with over 400 local chapters dedicated to creating safe communities for LGBTQ+ individuals and families.  Chapters within LA County include:

It Gets Better Project:

The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.

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