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Suicide and Mental Health Resources

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

  • Hotline:1-888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)

  • 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)


  • 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/
  • 50+ Useful Mental Health Websites

    • This is a great list of apps for coaching, therapy and support group. Check out the list here.

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.

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Zamara Perri

Zamara Perri is the founder and editor of the Black Lesbian Love Lab blog. She loves black love and loves mangoes, cats, reading, cooking and writing about some of the challenges and joys of black lesbian relationships.

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    Good morning,

    Are you still updating your LGBTQ Resources page?

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    Studies have shown that individuals in the LGBT community are more likely to use and abuse alcohol and drugs and tend to continue abuse throughout their lives. We work to spread awareness and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.

    I believe that our website would be a valuable addition to your resources listed on your page, https://www.blacklesbianlovelab.com/2017/08/03/suicide-mental-health-resources/

    Would you please review our website and consider adding it to your Resources page to spread awareness?


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