QTBIPOC Mental Health and Well-Being

July is Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month (formerly recognized as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month), and now more than ever, it’s crucial that we shine a light on mental health in queer and transgender BIPOC communities. QTBIPOC are too often forced to endure the negative effects of both racism and anti-LGBTQ bias, elevating stress, and compounding mental health challenges. We must ensure that all BIPOC -- including those of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions -- receive the support and resources needed to truly thrive.

We know that queer and trans Black, Indigenous, people of color are too often forced to endure the negative effects of both racism and anti-LGBTQ bias, elevating stress and compounding mental health challenges. HRC recognizes the particular urgency of having resources for QTBIPOC mental health during these unprecedented times of hypervisible anti-trans and racial violence, and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities. We also know that QTBIPOC in general face barriers to treatment and care, carry generational trauma and mistrust of the medical community and have layered stigma around mental health. Our mental health is important — and right now even the most resilient among us are struggling for peace of mind.

We’re all in this together. And as Black people and as other people of color, the challenges we face are compounded by racial injustice. Reach out to your LGBTQ friends and family -- especially those of us who are Black and other people of color. Let them know you’re here. Or if you need support.

Below we’ve compiled resources for QTBIPOC mental health and wellness.

LGBTQ Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotlines

*Not LGBTQ-specific but LGBTQ-inclusive

Transgender Community

LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ Adults

All Ages


Finding Treatment and Resources

We partnered with Mental Health America to develop questions to help QTBIPOC find affirming mental health providers here.

*HRC does not evaluate nor endorse the background, training, affirmativeness or skill of anyone included in these directories.


Mental Health Screening

Take a free confidential online mental health screening test!

Did you know online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition? Take this confidential, online mental health screening test courtesy of our partners at Mental Health America.


Mental Health & Wellness Organizations


Mental Health Blogs, Videos & Webinars from HRC

Blogs

Videos & Webinars