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LGBTQ+ Support?

Looking for support for you? A friend? A family member? Help is available. You are not alone!

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resource Guide for Teens

*If you are 14 or older, you can request your own treatment without parental consent.

For Immediate Help
For Immediate Help

Ozone House (Ann Arbor)

Provide emergency shelter, long-term supportive housing, mental health support, job training, leadership development, peer support, as well as individual and family counseling services for LGBTQ+ youth.

LGBTQ+ Suicide Hotline by the Trevor Project

Provide emergency shelter, long-term supportive housing, mental health support, job training, leadership development, peer support, as well as individual and family counseling services for LGBTQ+ youth.

 
For Immediate Help
For Counseling and Support

Transformational Choices (Ann Arbor West)

The Ann Arbor West location of Transformational Choices also has a wide variety of counselors and social workers that specialize in working with and supporting the LBGTQ+ community.

The Trevor Project

A national organization that provides mental health support, education, awareness, crisis line services, and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ individuals under the age of 25.

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A generation draws courage and inspiration from Carl Nassib. Click to watch video.

PFLAG (previously “Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays")

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ youth, their parents, families, and allies. They provide information and peer support online and through 400 local chapters around the country.

 

Educational resources to share with loved ones, friends, and allies.

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The Corner Health Center

Social work services and counseling includes support for individuals who are transgender.

Transformational Choices (Chelsea)

Emily Zimmer, LMSW & Robyn Fisher, LMSW: Therapists specializing in services for LGBTQ+ youth in areas of gender identity, sexuality, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, family conflict, grief, relationship issues, school issues, self-harm, self-esteem, stress, trauma, women's issues, and more. Individual and family therapy available.

Psychology Today

Website resource that can filter your therapist search by LGBTQ-serving therapists, location, topic, therapy type, gender, insurance coverage, cost of services, etc.

For Immediate Help
For Parents of LGBTQ+ Teens

PFLAG (previously “Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays")

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ youth, their parents, families, and allies. They provide information and peer support online and through 400 local chapters around the country.

Always My Son trailer by Family Acceptance Project

Educational resources to share with loved ones, friends, and allies.

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Al-Anon: Alateen Program

Online resource for providing support network for parents to realize how their behavior impacts their child’s mental health issue.

U of M Addiction Treatment Services

Specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and college students, including individuals with both mental health and substance use issues. Offer virtual appointments and specialized group therapy options.

Advocacy: Take Action

Stand up for them when they’re mistreated by others, let them know you’ll defend them. 

Watch for signs of them being bullied, feeling unsafe, or seeking support/validation/relationships in dangerous virtual venues/social media communications. Watch for signs they may need mental health support. 

Stay involved with their school, and advocate for a safer, inclusive environment for your loved one.

Raise awareness in your community!

 
 
 
 

Start the Conversation

Steps to Approaching Conversations with Your LGBTQ+ Teen.

1 | Love them.

Let them know they’re loved exactly how they are.

4 | Encourage.

Encourage open dialogue. Don't pressure for info, and let them take control of the conversation. use questions, not statements.

2 | Educate yourself.

Educate yourself, and if you don’t know where to start, reach out to a professional or resource that can help (pediatricians, social workers or online resources such as PFLAG are great).

5 | Open the door.

Leave the door open for future conversations whenever they feel comfortable.

3 | Make a safe space.

Take time to provide a safe, private space for conversations.