About Suicide and Getting Help

LGBT people, especially youth, are at greater risk for suicide.  Many resources can help.  If you're feeling helpless or hopeless, please know you are not alone!  There are people and places in your community, online and through free phone support services that want to help. Reaching out and asking for help or support can feel hard and complicated, please know you are not alone and there are people out there who really want to hear from you and give you the support, love and resources you need to handle the sometimes awful things that life throws at you.  Take care of yourself, you matter, you are loved, get the help you need!

  Get help for a friend, or get help for yourself from some of these resources:

If you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate assistance, call 911


The Trevor Project 24/7 Lifeline national hotline for LGBT and questioning youth 

ph. 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

The Trevor Project live chat

24-hour telephone crisis counseling is also available through Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service ph. 607-272-1616


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Helpline Toll-free 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
English: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Spanish:  1-888-628-9454
TTY:  1-800-799-4TTY (4889)


Additional resources:

How you can help someone who is thinking about suicide

The It Gets Better Project - view videos of real people's stories of how things became better for them

Make it Better Project - what you can do to make it better now

Suicide signs and facts, by the Trevor Project

Transgender suicide myths, reality and help for community members brochure

Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations - A guide for talking about suicide more safely, while advancing vital public discussions about preventing suicide

Preventing transgender suicide, an introduction for providers brochure


The Trevor Project