Outright VT is working to build a Vermont where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity, and power.
Region’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Vermonters.
24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call to reach a trained counselor. Free and confidential.
Provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Peer support service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Call someone trans to talk to, even not in crisis.
Dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people by providing stories, information, and resources.
Connects LGBT older people with friendly responders. For LGBT elders and caretakers. Confidential support and crisis response, available 24/7.
A guide of queer-savvy mental health providers, collected through recommendations from youth, community, databases, conversations with providers, and organizations from all over the state.
Improving Mental Wellness for People in the LGBTQ+ Community
LGBTQ+ people are not at increased risk due to their gender identity or sexual orientation in and of itself. Instead, they experience an increased risk for suicide from mental health issues and substance abuse due to societal stigmatization and lower levels of acceptance in the broader community.
Having a mental illness, a history of alcohol or drug misuse, social isolation, and societal prejudice, discrimination and bullying can increase the risk of suicide for people in the LGBTQ+ community.
To reduce suicide risk and improve mental wellness, individuals and organizations can work towards building more societal and family acceptance, create places for connectedness, respect and use pronouns that affirm gender identities [link to pronoun section on get involved page], and improve access to competent mental health care and gender-affirming medical care.