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Supporting LGBTQ+ Mental Health During Pride Month: A Resource Guide
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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time to support and celebrate our LGBTQ+ communities while reaffirming our commitment to health equity for all. Recognizing these communities’ mental health needs, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is committed to providing resources and support for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.

Here are some ways you can show your support during Pride Month and beyond:

  1. Educate yourself and others: Take the time to educate yourself and others about LGBTQ+ mental health challenges, as well as the role of LGBTQ+ activists in the evolution of mental health and substance use care, especially harm reduction. Attend workshops, webinars or training sessions to learn about the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people and how you can provide support as a Mental Health First Aider. Watch a replay of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s webinar on supporting LGBTQ+ communities.
  2. Be an ally: If you don’t identify as LGBTQ+, show your support for these communities by being an ally. Use gender-inclusive language, challenge discrimination and prejudice when you see it, and create a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ people in your workplace and community.
  3. Support LGBTQ-owned businesses: Support LGBTQ-owned businesses by purchasing from them, and encourage others to do so by promoting local directories or maps featuring these businesses. Consider organizing a shopping or dining event focused on supporting them.
  4. Explore Social media resources: Consider following LGBTQ+ mental health accounts on social media to stay informed and show your support. Accounts like The Trevor Project, GLAAD provide valuable resources, support and advocacy.
  5. #BeTheDifference: Consider getting trained in MHFA to learn how to support individuals facing a mental health or substance use challenge and take care of your own mental wellbeing. Visit to find a course near you or bring MHFA training to your workplace.

Websites and Social Media Resources

These websites offer a range of support services, resources and advocacy efforts for LGBTQ+ communities and allies.

The Trevor Project

A leading organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth.


A media monitoring organization promoting fair, accurate and inclusive representation for LGBTQ+ people.

Human Rights Campaign

The largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the United States, advocating for equality and justice.


The first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents, families and their loved ones, offering support and education.

Trans Lifeline

A grassroots hotline and microgrants organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis.

National Center for Transgender Equality

A social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy and education.

It Gets Better Project

A movement to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe, offering resources and support.

LGBT National Help Center

Offers confidential peer support and resources through phone, online chat and email.

Additional Resources

As Mental Health First Aiders, it’s our responsibility to support the mental health needs of all people, including those in LGBTQ+ communities. By being informed, supportive and proactive, we can make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ people and create a more inclusive and accepting world for all. Thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference this Pride Month and beyond!

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