Taking care of your mental health is crucial for your overall well-being. Yes, you too. When you’re going through a hard time, finding help can be tough, especially when you don’t feel safe interacting with systems. Wherever you are at the moment, there are resources available to support folks dealing with mental health issues, including crisis hotlines that aren’t directly linked to the police. And if you identify as LGBTQ+ or BIPOC, there are specific groups and organizations ready to help you too. You don’t have to face a crisis alone – professionals and groups are here to offer support and guidance. So if you or someone you know needs mental health support, don’t hesitate to reach out to these resources and ask them about their policies for interacting with law enforcement.

Disclaimer: Kindred Therapy LLC is not a crisis service. We encourage anyone who is experiencing a medical emergency to seek immediate medical attention. We also acknowledge that certain people, because of white supremacy and oppression, do not feel safe contacting 9-1-1. We are not able to guarantee whether or not the resources below will contact police; however, we are providing this list as potential alternatives to other more general resources.

Hotline for trans people staffed by trans people
24/7 Text or Call Hotline: a space for peer support counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Hotline for South Asian/Desi LGBTQ individuals, family/friends
Hotline with peer-counseling and local resources.
Hotline for youth (up to age 25) with peer-counseling and local resources.
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24).
Other Resources