LGBTQ Mental & Physical Health

LGBTQ Mental & Physical Health


APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other under-served communities and people living with and affected by HIV.

Gay and Lesbian AA

GaL-AA (Gays and Lesbians in AA) was established to serve and have the involvement of lesbians, gay men, and others in Alcoholics Anonymous, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves. In selecting the name, careful consideration was given to a variety of combinations. While the name only directly reflects gays and lesbians, we embrace all LGBT+ members of the AA fellowship.

GLMA Provider Directory

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals. Today, there is still considerable ignorance about LGBT health issues, with many assuming that LGBT health involves only HIV/AIDS. In fact, the full scope of the LGBT health agenda includes breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons and other concerns.

Fenway Health Helpline

P: 25+: 888-340-4528
     25 and Under: 800-399-PEER

You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make. Across the country, Fenway’s help lines are a source of support. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone. Our help lines are anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning adults and young people a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support. Our trained volunteers can help you with coming out as well as locating LGBT groups and services in your local area. Our volunteers can also offer support and guidance around common issues including safer sex and relationships and HIV/AIDS.

The Recovery Village – California

Whether you’re a member of the queer community, or you’re the loved one of someone who is, this page can address many of your questions. Are you in search of a drug rehab center with treatment programs specifically designed for LGBTQ+ individuals? Do you want more information about substance abuse in this community? You can find answers here.

The reasons that LGBTQ+ individuals misuse drugs and alcohol are varied, and they stem from many different aspects of daily life. However, it’s important to remember that it’s not simply being LGBTQ+ that makes someone more likely to abuse drugs; it’s the pressures inherent in surrounding society that marginalize people who are different from the status quo. Evening out the disproportionately high rates of substance misuse in the LGBTQ+ community will take time, effort and understanding from treatment specialists, lawmakers and society at large. But most importantly, decreasing LGBT substance abuse requires a greater societal shift in perspective from apathy to empathy as America strides toward equality for all.

Rehab Spot

Treatments in rehab facilities surrounding self-love and self-esteem can be powerful in encouraging core change. Patients can connect with like-minded people and gain insight on what they have learned in treatment. Therapists can look for any co-occurring disorders and treat them as they treat alcoholism.

The road to recovery from alcohol addiction does not have to be difficult, lonely or embarrassing. If you or a family member is trapped in addiction and have co-occurring disorders, you can find support and medications you need. Treatment professionals will use their knowledge to connect you to LGBTQ-sensitive facilities. Achieve core change, and heal your life.

Trans Lifeline

P: 877-565-8860

Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

The Trevor Project

P: 1-866-488-7386

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

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