Experiencing discrimination

Discrimination, prejudice and mistreatment because of who we are, where we’re from, how we act or who we love, can have a profound impact on mental health. It increases the risk of mental health conditions, substance misuse and suicide. If mistreatment causes you or someone you know emotional harm, it’s essential to take action.


Unfortunately, discrimination is common. The trauma and distress is real and harmful. Please seek help if you or someone you know is struggling — check out the resources below or browse the full directory here.

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Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line

Have a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741

Call for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Call Line 988
Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist.

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Trans Lifeline

A free peer support phone service run by trans people for the trans community, that operates from 10am to 5am EST.

Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project

A safe, judgement free support service  for LGBTQ and questioning youth who are struggling or thinking about suicide. Available 24/7.

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National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN)

NQTTCN works to increase access to healing resources for QTPOC.

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Free Black Therapy

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need.

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Asian Mental Health Collective

Why “Asian” mental health? Culture influences our values, beliefs, and norms. For the Asian diaspora, many find that these aspects of our culture are barriers to identifying, discussing and accessing mental health literacy and resources.

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South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network (SAMHIN)

SAMHIN, a non-profit organization, addresses a broad range of mental health needs of the South Asians in the U.S. including offering support groups, directory of South Asian mental health providers and a Helpline.

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Latinx Therapy

Latinx Therapy is a multimedia community that destigmatizes mental health myths, provides education to eliminate taboos of therapy, and advocates to combat mental health stigmas through a bilingual podcast, and a directory of Latinx Therapists for easier accessibility to services.

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Warmline Directory

A Warmline is a free peer-run hotline that offers callers emotional support, staffed by volunteers with lived experience.

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ADAA Therapist Search

A tool to help find local mental health services, including teletherapy options.

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Outside the U.S.? Find a Helpline

Free emotional support, wherever you are.

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