Experiencing sexuality and gender identity issues

Struggling with sexuality or gender identity can be stressful for anyone. Worrying about whether your family members, friends or community will understand and accept you can make it more challenging. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help navigate the journey while taking care of yourself and your mental health.


Exploring your sexual orientation or gender identity, or trying to support a friend who’s struggling with this process, can feel lonely and overwhelming. Here are some actions you can take to help yourself or someone you love.


If struggles related to sexuality or gender are interfering with your ability to get things done, your relationships or overall quality of life, it’s important to reach out for support. These resources are a good place to start.

When contacting a resource below, any information you provide will be collected and used by that resource, subject to its end user terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please contact the applicable resource if you would like more information.
Resource Type Contact
Trans Lifeline Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project Website Visit website
Crisis Text Line Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741
Lifeline Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
ADAA Therapist Search Website Visit website
BetterHelp Website Visit website
Talkspace Website Visit website