Looking for support? Check out these amazing resources below.*
*Resources are in alphabetical order
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP is dedicated to preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. As a public health organization, AFSP believes that it is our individual and collective responsibility to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people.
Behavioral Health Resources
The Behavioral Health Administration recognizes the impact of this event on communities in Colorado Springs and across the state. Please use this resource guide with crisis services, local resources and LGBTQIA+ specific organizations.
For help with any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, call Colorado Crisis Services at 844- 493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255. Colorado Crisis Services' trained professionals provide free, immediate, and confidential help, 24/7/365.
Colorado Crisis Services
If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know, start here. Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365, on the phone or in person at our walk-in centers.
Or text TALK to 38255
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
LGBTQ Health Care Rights and Resources: The Division of Insurance (DOI) regulates the health insurance industry in Colorado and ensures companies follow state and federal laws. The following resources help explain the rights and protections of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans when accessing health care and benefits, and provide additional information when working with a medical or behavioral health provider, as well as various community resources.
Colorado Equine Specialists
Colorado Equine Specialists provides professional, educated, and ethical equine specialists in the equine-assisted therapy field. Being held to such a high standard sets the bar for mental health providers, knowing their practice and their clients are receiving the best services possible. Our mission is to provide a safe space for individuals from various backgrounds and communities to engage in therapy in the way they need it, when they need it. Whether that be through community outreach, individual therapy services or in a group setting, our main goal is to provide quality mental health services to everyone in the community, no matter the individual's race, religion, sexual or gender identity, social or economic class because we believe that everyone's mental health matters.
Fortaleza Familiar is dedicated to the wellness of Indigenous Chicanx Latinx Lesbian Gay Bi Queer Trans Two-Spirit young people and their families in Colorado.
Fortaleza Familiar se dedica al bienestar de los jóvenes indígenas Chicanx Latinx que son Lesbianas Gay Bi Queer Trans Two-Spirit y sus familias en Colorado.
GLMA HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
GLMA– Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality partnered with the Tegan and Sara Foundation, the nonprofit started by award-winning musicians Tegan and Sara, to launch the brand-new LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory with key support and collaboration from global health service company, Cigna.
The LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory is now open for provider registration and patient use. Click here to learn more.