Mental Health Support for Trans Youth
Dr. Mosser is not a licensed mental health provider, and the Gender Confirmation Center does not provide crisis mental health services. As such, we urge you to seek counsel from a licensed mental health expert for any urgent mental health needs. The following information is meant to provide resources for seeking mental health and crisis support outside of the Gender Confirmation Center. If you are experiencing a mental health or medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
For many young people in the trans community, seeking gender-affirming social support and mental health care is a necessity during different stages of transitioning. Some trans youth experience gender dysphoria and discomfort, and in some cases, these feelings can either lead to or exacerbate other mental health concerns that might already be present, such as anxiety or depression.
If you are a young trans person and you are looking for mental health support, we are happy to provide these resources below. We encourage folks to share these resources within their communities.
Mental Health and Crisis Support Resources for the Trans Community
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
- The LGBT National Help Center has crisis support hotlines available for LGBTQ youth and teens, and moderated online chat rooms for LGBTQ teens, transgender youth, and transgender teens intended for community building.
Love Is Respect: (866) 331-9474
- Love Is Respect offers support and educational resources for young people in abusive or unhealthy relationships. They offer a text hotline (text “LOVEIS” to 22522), a crisis support phone line, and live online chat support.
National Runaway Safeline: (800) RUN-AWAY / (800) 786-2929
- The National Runaway Safeline offers confidential support and guidance to young people considering running away or who already have.
Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366
- Trans Lifeline has the only trans-led peer crisis hotline for folks in the US and Canada. They also offer resources to help folks change their names and gender markers on state and federal documents (in the United States).
The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
- The Trevor Project’s mission is to end LGBTQ youth suicide. They have a crisis hotline available via phone, text, and online chat, and they also offer suicide prevention resources and trainings.
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- Gaylesta is a group of people devoted to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community. Their provider members range in services provided, and they have an online provider search tool for folks in the Bay Area, California.
- Psychology Today has an online search option to help you locate mental health providers near you. You can also search for trans support groups near you using their search tools. The therapists and groups in their network are located across the United States.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
- WPATH has online resources for trans youth and they have a provider search tool to help link up trans folks across the gender spectrum to gender-affirming mental health, medical, and educational services.