Compiled by Black Lesbian Love Lab
Everyone feels down, hopeless, sad and like life is a struggle sometimes. Some of us are fortunate to the support and help of family and friends. But sometimes even the folks who love us most, don’t have the proper tools or resources to help us deal with heavy concerns like suicidal thoughts, depression or other mental health challenges.
Please pause, take a deep breath and don’t make any rash decisions. Check out the following resources. We hope you’ll find these helpful:
Immediate Help/Talk to Someone
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The LGBT National Help Center
- Website: http://www.glbthotline.org/
Local Emergency Department or Crisis Text Line
- If you’re feeling suicidal, please contact your local emergency room or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “Hello” to 741741.
The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)
- Website: www.nqttcn.com
- FB page: https://www.facebook.com/nqttcn/
LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC)
Therapy for Black Girls
Open Path Therapy Collective
- Find therapists for rates that range between $30 and $50 a session/between $30 and $80 a session for couples & family counseling
- Website: https://openpathcollective.org/
We’d love to add to this list. If you know of any quality, free or low-cost mental health resources that directly support black and/or queer women, please share in the comments and we’ll add to this list.