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Resources

Looking for support? Check out these amazing resources below.*

*Resources are in alphabetical order

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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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

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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

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 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 Quit Line

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"Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Colorado QuitLine can help you with each step of the way."

Colorado Crisis Services

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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.
844-493-TALK (8255)
Or text TALK to 38255

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

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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

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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.

Colorado Mental Wellness Network

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Peer support programs and resources

Colorado Wellness Recovery

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"Get informed. Get well. The Mental Wellness and Addiction Recovery Guide: Created by Advocates for Coloradans."

Colorado Name Change Project

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Resources and workshops supporting LGBTQ+ Coloradans with legal name changes and gender marker corrections

Fortaleza Familiar

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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.

Gay & Sober

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"Gay & Sober is an LGBTQ nonprofit organization*. Our mission is simple – to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community. Our primary purpose is to encourage unity and enhance one’s sobriety."

Gender Spectrum

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Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide you with the opportunity to connect with others, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community. 

GLMA HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

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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.

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Heart Mind Connect’s mission is to fill the critical need for safe, affirmative supportive housing for our LGBTQIA community and our Allies.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

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"The untold stories of hope and recovery are the stories of suicide prevention, stories that inform the Lifeline and the Action Alliance’s efforts to prevent more suicides every day."

NAMI Colorado

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"The mission of NAMI Colorado is to build communities of recovery and hope by educating, supporting and advocating for individuals affected by mental illness and their families."

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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At the National Domestic Violence Hotline, highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Eating Disorders Association

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Contact the Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the information and support you are looking for.

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

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National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.

PFLAG

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PFLAG provides peer-to-peer support through in-person and virtual meetings, online outreach, and a variety of additional resources and programs.

Rise Above Colorado

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Rise Above Colorado is a drug abuse prevention organization that measurably impacts teen perceptions and attitudes about the risks of substance abuse to help youth make empowered, healthy choices.

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

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877-360-LGBT (5428)

Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline. We connect LGBT older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBT elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT (5428).

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

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SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Trans Lifeline

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The Trans Lifeline is specifically geared towards transgender people who are going through a crisis, dealing with gender identity confusion and self-harm prevention. The Trans Lifeline is a phone line open 18 hours daily (11am to 5am).

The Trevor Project

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The Trevor Project provides support for LGBTQ+ youth under the age of 25 through a 24-hour phone, chat (3pm-10pm daily), and texting (Monday-Friday, 3pm-10pm) services with counselors. The project also offers peer-to-peer support through TrevorSpace.

Trans Youth Education and Support

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"TYES empowers and supports families and caregivers of gender expansive youth by providing resources, education, outreach, and advocacy, in order to create supportive environments that allow youth to experience the joy of authenticity."

Veterans Crisis Line

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Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

You:Flourish 

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You:Flourish is a wellness platform crafted by and for the LGBTQ+ community. Here, you'll discover a wealth of wellness resources, peer support networks, and a comprehensive directory of healthcare providers who embrace and affirm all identities.

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