LACDMH is committed to promoting the wellbeing and resilience of LA County’s LGBTQ+ individuals and communities, which represent a diverse range of gender and sexual expressions, identities and orientations. While belonging and identifying in this community can be a source of pride and strength, it can also present unique challenges, such as being targeted by acts of homophobia, transphobia or biphobia; trauma from coming out or self-expression in unsupportive environments; or from a lack of culturally-competent mental health services.
Our department stands ready to support your mental health, and our Help Line is available 24/7 at (800) 854-7771 to connect you with mental health professionals and services who are specially qualified to work with LGBTQ+ individuals and families.
We also encourage you to explore the LGBTQ+ programs and resources below to optimize your wellbeing, and participate in our stakeholder engagement process through our LGBTQIA2-S Underserved Cultural Community.
- 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: (800) 273-8255
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 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.