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The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and strong, but may be disproportionately at-risk for suicidal feelings and other mental health struggles because of the discrimination and prejudice they too often are up against. It can be even more of a struggle for criminal justice professionals in the LGBTQ community. This section has information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones. You are NOT alone!
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Text WELL to 65173
NYC Well provides 24/7 support via phone, text, and computer chat in 200+ languages to provide support people in crisis.
The lifeline provides 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for anyone in crisis.
Law Enforcement officers text BLUE to 741741
Non-law enforcement text TALK to 741741
Crisis Text Line is independent of the Police Department and offers crisis counseling services via text messaging.
Know the suicide risk factors and warning signs as well as other important information by visiting their site.
Text NAMI to 741741
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
ThriveNYC is an unprecedented commitment by the city of New York to create and support a comprehensive mental health system that works for everyone.
Text Got5 to 741741
SPC NY's mission is to promote, coordinate, and strategically advance suicide prevention across the state with the aim to reduce suicide attempts and deaths among New Yorkers.
Non-Emergency Email: LGBTQ@nychhc.org
NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to empowering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) New Yorkers to live the healthiest life possible. Their health system provides responsive, compassionate, and respectful care in a welcoming environment.
Text START to 678-678
Trained counselors supporting young persons in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe & judgment-free place to talk, 24/7.
Remember, please call 911 for safety or medical emergencies, our site is not monitored 24/7. If you're struggling with suicidal feelings or other mental health struggles, you can call or chat with the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They're available 24/7/365 and it's confidential. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free, confidential crisis counseling and you don't have to be suicidal to call.
You are NOT alone!