Mental Health Resources for
The Trevor Project Mission: To end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.
Reach out to a Trevor Counselor
The Trevor Project 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health is a great resource for designing responses to meet the needs of LGBTQ and queer youth and young people in caring for their mental health.
LGBT National Youth Talkline offers peer support and resources for people under the age of 25 1.800.246.7743. They also provide space for weekly youth chat rooms and occasional facilitated conversations.
UU Organizations & Groups Supporting Mental Health for LGBTQI+ people
Uplift Collective UPLIFT blog is for “Uplifting LGBTQ+ experience within and beyond Unitarian Universalism.” UPLIFT is a platform for the UUA to highlight LGBTQ+ issues and concerns by featuring related programming, reflections, and content circulated in our quarterly email newsletter.
Pastoral Small Groups for Trans & Non-binary UU's Monthly gatherings for trans, nonbinary, and other not-entirely-or-at-all-cis UUs and friends of UUism.
Books and Publications
By Matt Davis
A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families Support Their LGBT Children is an older resource (2014) but offers some good guidelines for organizations seeking to support children and families.
By S. Bear Bergman and illustrated by Saul Freedman-Lawson
Example Small Group Offered in a UU Congregation
"True You" - A Group for Gender-Expansive, Gender-Fluid, Trans, Non-Binary Kids and Their Families at Foothills Unitarian Church - contact Lauren Farley: lauren at foothillsuu.org
True You is a group for gender-expansive, gender-fluid, trans, non-binary kids 4-12 years old and their parents. Parents are invited to gather to share stories, support, and learning, while children play and connect in a safe and affirming environment.