LGBT Crisis Hotlines and Text and Chat Services


 

1) The Trevor Project
What is it?
non-judgmental hotline with LGBT-sensitive trained counselors you can contact through a call, text, or chat during a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Available in the United States.

Contact information:
a) Trevor Lifeline
866-488-7386
Available 24/7
Free

b) TrevorText
Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
Available Thursday and Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Standard messaging rates apply

c) TrevorChat
Enter the online portal on The Trevor Project’s website.
Available 7 days a week, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Free

2) Trans Lifeline
What is it?
A 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm.

Contact information:
a) United States
877-565-8860
Available 24/7

b) Canada
877-330-6366
Available 24/7

3) GLBT National Help Center
What is it?
The GLBT National Hotline provides telephone, online chat, and email peer-support. They speak with callers of all ages about bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, coming out, relationships, safer sex, and more. They also have a massive resource database for social and support groups, gay-friendly religious organizations, sports, leagues, student groups, and more.

Contact information:
a) Toll-Free National Hotline
1-888-843-4564
Monday – Friday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET

b) Youth Talkline
1-800-246-7743
Monday – Friday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET
For teens and young adults up to age 25

c) Online Peer-Support Chat
Monday – Friday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET
One-on-one confidential peer support; not for casual chatting.
Chat here.

d) Trans Teens Online Talk Group
Weekly moderated group for trans teens ages 12 – 19
Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. ET
Join the group here.

e) The Gay & Lesbian Switchboard of New York
212-989-0999
Monday – Friday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET
NYC hotline providing peer-support and information on local resources

4) Fenway Health Helpline
What is it?
Fenway Health provides information, help, and referrals to LGBT callers. They also have a peer listening line.

Contact information:
a) LGBT Helpline (25+)
617-267-9001
Toll-free: 888-340-4528
Monday – Saturday 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

b) Peer Listening Line (25 and under)
617-267-2535
Toll-free: 800-399-PEER
Monday – Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET