If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and/or go to an emergency room at your local hospital.
If you need the police, ask for a CIT officer. They have received extra training on handling mental health crises. To locate your MOBILE CRISIS number for your area: http://crisissolutionsnc.org/
*Mobile Crisis workers are available 24/7 to provide evaluation over the phone and meet with you in person within 2 hours to assist you during a mental health or substance use to crisis gain access to appropriate treatment and services.
National Suicide Prevention Line, 24/7 suicide prevention hotline, Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Or clink https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ to chat with someone online.
National Domestic Violence Hotline ,24/7 domestic violence hotline, For any victims and survivors who need support, Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto https://www.thehotline.org/ or text LOVEIS to 22522.
RAINN - Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, National sexual assault hotline 24/7, call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit https://www.rainn.org/ to chat live.
Sexually Transmitted Disease & AIDS/HIV Information Hotline, 1-800-CDC-INFO/1-800-232-4636 (Mon-Fri 8 am - 8 pm ET)
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness; The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Find a support group in your area here: https://nami.org/Support-Education/Support-Groups
SMART Recovery; A global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. In thier free group discussion meetings, participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery. Find a meeting here: https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/
LGBT National Help Center; talk directly to other LGBTQ+ individuals, Call 888-843-4565 all ages, 800-246-7743 youth under 25, and 888-234-7243 Seniors 50+ or http://www.glnh.org to chat online.
The Trevor Helpline; 24/7 suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ+ youth, Call 1-866-488-7386, text 678-678, or https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now to chat online.
Trans Lifeline; provides direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community. (call) 1-877-565-8860 (English and Spanish options).
Find a local LGBT Center here: https://www.lgbtcenters.org/LgbtCenters
PFLAG; The first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. Find support and a local chapter here: https://pflag.org/find-a-chapter
Asexual Visibility and Education Network; AVEN is the world's largest online asexual community and has a large archive of resources on asexuality. https://www.asexuality.org
Keshet; offers resources, programs, and events to Jewish LGBTQ youth and allies 13-24. https://www.keshetonline.org
Gender Spectrum Lounge; A global online community for gender-expansive teens, their families, and support professionals to connect, collaborate, and find resources. https://lounge.genderspectrum.org
TrevorSpace; An affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. https://www.trevorspace.org
Q Chat Space; Provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country. https://www.qchatspace.org
LGBTQ+ Youth Help; Reliable sexual health information and resources that aim to be inclusive, non-judgmental and youth friendly. https://www.youthhelp.net
The Rainbow Pride Project Documentary features stories from the bisexual, lesbian and gay experiences and includes Raleigh, NC Drag Queen Kiara Mel! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oan0h_L_Eow
Having trouble getting used to a friend's new pronouns? Want to try some out for yourself? Check these sites out!
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