Mental Health Resources: Staying Safe and Connected During the Holidays

Dear All,

We recognize that many of us in the LGBTQ+ community struggle during the holidays. We hope that during this time, you can connect with loved ones for support and community. Here are some helpful suggestions from PFLAG for LGBTQ+ folks, and our families and allies, for getting through family gatherings.

If you are having an emergency, please see these options for assistance:

LGBTQ National Help Center: 888-843-4564 or (all ages–various lines/hours)
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ+ folks under 25–Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386  
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
DC Mobile Crisis: 202-673-9300
Maryland Mobile Crisis: 240-777-4000
Virginia Mobile Crisis: 703-573-5679
DC Counseling Access Helpline 24/7: 888.793.4357
DC Victim Hotline: 1.844.4HELPDC (443-5732) 24/7 confidential info & referral
DC LGBT Special Unit of the MPD: 202.506.0714

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