The staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services know uncertainty and a different routine can be stressful! The list of resources below can provide information and support.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak from AFSP
Most current CDC resources for the general public on COVID-19.
“Coronavirus 2019: What LGBTQ+ People Should Know” from the National LGBTQ Cancer Network
Your Holiday Mom During Social Distancing
Our favorite folks of Your Holiday Mom are here for us during this time of social distancing too! They're providing daily messages for LGBTQ people of all ages for the next thirty days because of COVID-19. Subscribe to their blog via email, or find them on Twitter and Tumbler. In addition they’re giving us a sweet talk and goodnight every night on the Goodnight Robin podcast. Search on any podcast platform, as well as youtube, or visit GoodnightRobin.com for more. Thank you Your Holiday Mom! 🌈❤️
Sign up for Validation Station, a text messaging service that sends a dose of daily positivity to trans and non-binary people.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
The LGBT National Youth Talkline
(Serving youth through age 25)
Crisis Text Line: 741-741
Crisis Text Line Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. Simple text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly, helping you "move from a hot moment to a cool moment." Please note that this Crisis Text Line is not specific to LGBTQ+ people.
The TransLifeline Transgender Crisis
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(General Community)1-800-273-8255 (24/7)
The National Runaway Safeline
24-hour telephone crisis counseling is also available through Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service ph. 607-272-1616
Alcoholics Anonymous Online LGBTQ Support Groups
Looking for a meeting? Use this link to find LGBTQ specific and intentionally LGBTQ inclusive AA meetings taking place virtually during COVID-19.
These sites have information about family relationships and tips for interacting with family and friends.
- Human Rights Campaign guide for coming out to your family and friends
- Want to Know Common Questions Parents Ask?
- Trans-Related Support
- Human Rights Campaign Coming Out as a Supporter of LGBT people
Other Helpful Resources
While You're There...
You might be spending this time in a place that all of your legal identity documents hang out. If you're thinking of changing any of your identity documents to a correct or more-correct gender marker or name, consider taking some time to flip through PPSFL Out For Health's comprehensive booklet on how to update your documents and see what you need to begin the process! This booklet is specific to changing your documents in Tompkins County, but the National Center for Transgender Equality maintains an awesome guide on how to do it everywhere else, too!