Suicide and Safety

Trans Lifeline – 877-565-8860 – Suicide hotline by trans people for trans people.

The Trevor Project – 866-488-7386 (1-866-4-U-TREVOR) Suicide hotline for GLBT and questioning youth. 24 hours.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 800-799-7233 24 hours.

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Teen Hotline – 800-347-8336 (1-800-347-TEEN) Weekend Nights Only.

Sexual Assault Crisis Service – 888-999-5545 (24 hour hotline)
– En español (Servicio por Crisis – Asalto Sexual) – 888-568-8332

National Runaway Safeline – 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

TEEN LINE (Teens helping teens) – 800-852-8336 (toll free), or 310-855-4673 Open every evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, and they will take collect calls, so you can call long-distance and not have to pay.

http://www.211.org/ “2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.” Not available in all areas.

GLBT National Help Center – (All of our services below are free and confidential.)

  • National Hotline: 888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564) – Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Eastern; Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Eastern;  Email support at:  glnh@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
  • Youth Talkline: Youth serving youth under age 25; Toll-free 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) – Monday to Friday, 4pm to midnight Eastern; Saturday from noon to 5pm Eastern; Email support at: youth@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
  • Online Peer Support Chat(We do not keep transcripts or recordings of the chat conversations we have with you.) Monday to Friday, 4pm to midnight Eastern; Saturday, noon to 5pm Eastern

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255

Canadian resources via Suicide.org

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition – Two brochures are now available addressing the issue of transgender suicide. These may be downloaded as PDF on the site, or copies may be obtained from Alison.Brill@state.ma.us Brochures are available in English, Spanish and  Portuguese as well.

And as always, if you feel like you can’t trust yourself to not self-harm or you feel unsafe, please go to your closest emergency room or dial 911!

Other Helpful Links

Therapists in the United States on T-Vox

Therapists Outside the United States on T-Vox

Questioning Transphobia – Community Resources – Links to trans-friendly community resources, both in the US and overseas.

Safe2Pee – Bathrooms for everyone. A mobile-ready version of the site can be found at http://safe2pee.org/new/mobile/

Self Mutilators Anonymous

Health Care Coverage Information For Transgender and Intersex Veterans

Medicare Benefits and Transgender Patients

Know Your Rights: Fair Housing and Transgender People



Transgender Law & Policy Institute

National Center for Transgender Equality

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