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Screening Tests

MHA provides online screening tests and is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, and many other conditions.

Pride and Mental Health

MHA National LBGTQ+ resources including how to find gender affirming mental health care, tips and information for family and friends who are allies, webinars and more.

Help End Bullying of LGBT Youth

MHA national resources related to bullying and LGBT youth

How do I find LGBTQ+ friendly therapy?

MHA national provides this source to help find LGBTQ-friendly therapy through online search engines to provide you with the easiest ways to find therapists in your area who specialize and have experience working with LGBTQ clients.

LGBTQ+ Communities And Mental Health
MHA National’s Resources Hub

MHA National 988 Suicide and Crisis Line

Information on the 988 line and how it works

Local Resources

Time Out Youth

Time Out Youth Center serves both youth and adults to empower Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth to connect with others and to express your true self without judgment or assumptions.

Carolina RAIN

Carolina RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community and serves to empower persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma-free.

PFLAG Charlotte

At PFLAG, we are parents, families, friends, and allies. We are straight, lesbian, gay, and bisexual. PFLAG Charlotte works to strengthen families, empower allies, and elevate LGBTQ+ communities.

Charlotte Trans Health

Find providers and information for mental health services, social transitioning services, HRT, and gender affirming surgeries in the Charlotte area.

Rainbow Foster Network

The Rainbow Foster Network (RFN) is dedicated to providing support for LGBTQ+ youth in foster and kinship care and their foster families; to LGBTQ+ adults involved in fostering; and to those who provide services to LGBTQ+ people within the foster community.

Transcend Charlotte

Transcend Charlotte serves to provide free and/or low-cost mental health, social support and education services to trans and gender-expansive individuals in Mecklenburg County.

Charlotte Pride

Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility and envisions a world in which LGBTQ people are affirmed, respected, and included in the full social and civic life of their local communities, free from fear of any discrimination, rejection, and prejudice.

Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

Charlotte LGBTQ Elders serve as a resource for elders aged 55+ by hosting a monthly program to bring elders together to connect and learn and becoming a resource for organizations providing cultural competency training around LGBTQ elders.

Equality NC

Equality North Carolina has been fighting for vulnerable North Carolinians for over four decades, and serves to create a more just and equitable world for LGBTQ North Carolinians from all walks of life.

The Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group

The Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group strives to reduce health and healthcare disparities for the transgender community by increasing clinical competency and interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare providers in the Greater Charlotte Area.

Gender Education Network

The Gender Education Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to trans children and the information and education that they need. This organization focuses on children under 12 as they navigate the community and their own bodies.

Gay Law Net

Gay Law Net is a worldwide network source to find LGBT-friendly rated lawyers. They work to provide lawyers for divorces, LGBT workplace discrimination, transgender name changes, and so much more.

Charlotte Black Pride

Charlotte Black Pride is a non-profit organization that strives to promote LGBTQIA pride primarily for, but not limited to, members of the Black community while building social awareness and celebrating the diversity that exists within our community.

National Resources

Center of Excellence – LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity

This program provides behavioral health practitioners with information and education on supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and change strategies within the mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment systems.

Welcoming Schools Resources

“Welcoming Schools provides educators with the tools and training they need to embrace teachable moments, interrupt bias-based bullying, support transgender and non-binary students, and be prepared to answer important questions about LGBTQ+ and gender topics with students and families.”

Ultimate Guide to Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

This resource guide includes resources for LGBTQ+ youth around finding inclusive colleges, scholarships, support groups, hotlines and more.

Mental Health for LGBTQ+ Students in College

A special focus on the mental health issues LGBTQ+ might face and where to find help and support.

College Guide for Transgender & Nonbinary Students

A comprehensive guide for transgender, nonbinary, and genderfluid students providing critical information regarding the unique challenges students might face when planning for and attending college.

Bisexual Foundation

The Bisexual Foundation started in 1996 as a website to become an online resource for the bi community. Over 20 years later, the Bisexual Foundation continues its mission to connect bi people around the world to provide accurate and accessible information about bisexuality.

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum strives to create gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens by providing resources, online consulting, and online groups for pre-teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members.


GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished in the LGBTQ community and works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s leading voice on mental health, and they provide important information on the LGBTQI community by exploring the important risk factors of LGBTQI mental health.

Gay and Sober

Gay and Sober’s mission is to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober LGBTQ community by offering year-round health and wellness programming, education, and events.

It Gets Better Project

It Gets Better Project is a non-profit organization that strives to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the world through inspiring media programming and educational resources.

GLMA – Health Professional Advancing LGBTQ Equality

GLMA works to ensure health equity for LGBTQ individuals and equality for LGBTQ healthcare professionals by using strategies such as policy, advocacy, and education.

GLMA Provider Directory

The GLMA Provider Directory is a free resource for the LGBTQ+ community to find a provider and a healthcare professional that you can trust.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Pride Counseling

Pride Counseling is a professional online therapy resource for the LGBTQ community to provide people with the help that they need discreetly, affordably, and conveniently.

Choosing Therapy

Choosing therapy is a national mental health resource guide and therapist directory. The link imbedded above includes an updated list of LGBTQ+ online therapy options that have been vetted by licensed therapists and medical professionals.

Q Chat Space

Q Chat Space is a resource for LGBTQ+ teens to find and give support, have fun, and connect around shared interests by chatting with like-minded people in live chats designed for you.

LGBTQIA+ Friendly Drug Rehab Centers

The best treatment programs are staffed with people who understand the unique relationship between sexual identity and mental health. In order to help you overcome Substance Use Disorder and other mental health challenges, LGBTQIA+ rehabs provide a compassionate, supportive, identity-affirming environment.

Media and Additional Reading

TransFamilies Books and Media

Resources include guide books, books for youth, podcasts, documentaries, and books written by parents that help, support, and give advice to LGBTQ+ individuals and their families/friends.

PLFAG Publications

With over 400 chapters across the country (including one in Charlotte), PFLAG offers publications with resources and stories within the LGBTQ+ community for the public’s use. Their most recent have included: “Supporting your LGBTQ+ Grandchild,” “Faith In Families,” and “Our Trans Loved Ones.”

National Hotlines

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