Because of the things people say and do, lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people are far more likely to experience depression and anxiety.
The following are hotlines/help lines/crisis lines that you can call if you need to talk to someone NOW about whatever’s on your mind. NOTE: We have heard from one person saying that this hotline was “amazing” and very supportive. Although it might feel stressful, this curiosity about your sexuality can be seen as something new to discover about yourself rather than an extra stress to try and get through.During this time you might: Find out more about what being same-sex attracted means.Some are for specific concerns; others are more general. See many suicide-specific hotlines in countries around the world. Fenway Health Center Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline 1-617-267-9001 1-888-340-4528 (1-888-340-GLBT) Runs seven evenings a week. pagename=FCHC_srv_services_tollfree Based in Boston, MA, this is an anonymous and confidential service that offers gay, lesbian, bisexual and Transgender adults and youths a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support.
Coming out and telling others that you have feelings towards people of the same sex can be rewarding, but sometimes difficult.
Find out how people might react and how to deal with negative reactions and people who harass you.