Mental Health Matters

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Support for your wellbeing

Mental health awareness is an important cause I support. People in the LGBTQIA+ community tend to experience more challenges to their mental health–there is hope and more people are becoming allies every day. I believe all people should be free to love safely and consensually. As a person who experiences major depressive disorder, adult ADD, insomnia (onset, latency, and early awakening), and anxiety, I understand that sometimes it’s difficult to get through a situation or through the day. It can also be hard to speak up and get help.

Below, I’m sharing a few resources for your wellbeing, emotional health, and mental illness support, including help for loved ones of persons experiencing challenges to their mental wellness.

Start here with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support and Education.

Need Help Now? Emergency Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK or tap to call 800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline
US tap to call (877) 565-8860

SAMHSA National Helpline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
1-800-662-HELP or tap to call 800-662-4357

For allies and loved ones of people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Non-binary, and more on the gender spectrum

Free & Discounted Therapy for Frontline and Essential Workers

Coronavirus Online Therapy
Pro-bono or low-fee online sessions with a therapist for frontline and essential workers

Talkspace Online Counseling
Text, audio or video calls with a licensed therapist. Download the Talkspace app and register with your NPI and/or work badge for 50% off your first month.