The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and made up of different experiences, identities, and challenges. However, members of the community are disproportionately at-risk for suicide and other mental health struggles.
This section has information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Know you are not alone. In addition to the Lifeline, there are resources at the bottom of this page where you can connect with other members of the LGBTQ+ community.
You can also check out the stories of hope and recovery below in the resources section to learn how some LGBTQ+ people have coped during hard times.
Talk to someone. Don’t keep thoughts of suicide to yourself.
Lean on your support network, find a therapist or a support group, or get in touch with the Lifeline.
Build a support network. Develop a support network in your life that will help keep you safe and that you can lean on if you feel depressed or suicidal
Make a safety plan. Have a step-by-step plan ready for if/when you feel depressed, suicidal, or in crisis, so you can start at step one and continue through the steps until you feel safe.
24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line
Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for over 50 years
Calls to the Suicide Crisis Line are confidential, but we are required to report to outside agencies and/or get additional help in certain situations, including immediate risk of suicide or homicide and minor, elder, or dependent adult abuse or neglect.
Las llamadas a Suicide Crisis Line son confidenciales, pero estamos obligados a informar a agencias exteriores y de obtener ayuda adicional en ciertas situaciones, incluyendo riesgo inmediato de suicidio u homicidio al igual que abuso o descuido/abandono de algún menor, anciano y/ó un adulto dependiente.