See individual pages for listings:

Recently added resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741 – Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a well trained Crisis Counselor.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888)-843-4564, The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25)  (800)-246-7743 – Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

Trans Lifeline (877)-565-8860 is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.

Youth Information:

The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)  – Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.

True Colors Fund: (212)-461-4401 – The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, create a world in which all young people can be their true selves.

Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.) : (800) DONTCUT / (800) 366-82288  – Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support and therapy referrals.

The Trevor Project  –  (866) 4-U-TREVOR

TrevorLifeline — A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText — Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available 7 Days A Week, (3pm–1am ET/Noon–10pm PT).

HIV/AIDS Information:

AIDS in Prison Project Hotline: (718) 378-7022 (English and Spanish) this hotline provides HIV and AIDS information for prisoners, and accepts collect calls.

National AIDS Hotline: (800) 342-AIDS / (800) 334-7432 (Spanish) / (800) 243-7889 (TDD)

Other Hotlines:

U.S. National Domestic Violence hotline: (800) 799- 7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY) They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. highly train, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.

Pride Institute: (800) 547-7433 – 24/7 –  Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY) – The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, helps victims and ensure that rapist are brought to justice.

Local Mental Health Resources:

Southeastern Mental Health Authority

401 West Thames Street, Building 301, Norwich, CT 06360

SMHA Main Phone: (860) 859-4500

24 hour Crisis Line: (860) 886-9302

DMHAS Addiction Treatment 24 hour hotline: 1-800-563-4086

Southeastern Mental Health Authority (SMHA) is a community mental health agency operated by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its primary goal is to provide high quality behavioral health services to those in our community with mental health and substance use disorders who are 18 years or older and reside in New London County and its surrounding towns. Services, which include case management, outpatient behavioral health, crisis intervention, respite care, and forensic services, are recovery oriented and offered in a trauma informed and culturally sensitive manner.  We support individuals to identify and achieve their own goals in recovery, fostering independence, dignity, and ability.  See SMHA’s Mission, Vision & Values.

As a State Operated Local Mental Health Authority, SMHA is responsible for administering all DMHAS contract funded behavioral health services in Southeastern Connecticut. We serve individuals who reside in the following towns:  Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford.

More LGBTQ Mental Health Info: 

LGBTQ Mental Health – A comprehensive guide by the National Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities within our community. The guide reveals the inconsistencies LGBTQ folk experience in healthcare comparatively, and outlines steps for health centers and organizations to help fight the stigma while providing options and support for our community.

LGBTQ Addiction Guide – A research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked – addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction – this in depth resource helps alleviate that stress by facilitating help in the form of useful information and support systems.

Recently added hotlines and  resources:

United Way- CT : 2-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline :

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ –  (800)-273-TALK (8255)

Samaritans 24-hour hotline :

http://www.samaritansri.org/ – (401)-272-4044

Safe Futures :

http://www.safefuturesct.org/ –  (860)-701-6000

Sojourner House Support, shelter, advocacy for people in abusive relationships:

http://www.sojournerri.org/ –  (401)-765- 3232

Day One counseling for victims of sexual assault or abuse :

https://www.dayoneri.org/ –  (800)-494-8100

Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT :

http://www.childandfamilyagency.org/ – (860)-443-2896

UCFS :

https://www.ucfs.org/ – (860)-442-4319

Compass FTM Support :

http://compassftm.org/

Abuse Victims and Survivors – (617)-742-4911

Find the right therapist –    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Student Resources:

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/lgbtq-student-guide/

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/lgbtq-scholarships/

Outings & Adventures – Gay Travel Guide:

https://outingsandadventures.com/