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This page contains links to organizations and other sources to help educate yourself and others so that we can all advocate for inclusion for those who are LGBTQ+. The lists and resources provided are not comprehensive. If you have other organizations or resources you think should be included, please reach out to our Designer of NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries.
LGBTQ+ youth are at a higher risk of attempting suicide than their cisgender or straight peers. The good news is that this is preventable. Visit the Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org) for more information on how to help prevent LGBTQ+ teen suicide. We also recommend reading their 2023 National Survey on LGBTQ+ Mental Health (click here) to understand the statistics and risk factors that may increase a LGBTQ+ teen's likelihood of attempting or considering suicide.
SAMHSA: National Substance Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-4357
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929
Crisis hotline providing youth and families with information and referrals to services. Provides crisis intervention and messages delivery between youth and parents/guardians. Facilitates conference calling between youth and parents, guardians and/or appropriate service agencies.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Stronghearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483
A free, safe, and confidential helpline for Indigenous people affected by domestic violence or dating violence. Advocates offer peer-to-peer support, crisis intervention, assistance with personalized safety planning, domestic violence information and education, and referrals to local, culturally apporpriate resources.
Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 (LGBTQ+ Operated)
24/7 peer support hotline by and for trans people
Note: may use emergency services such as police for crisis support
TransLifeline: 877-565-8860 (Transgender Operated)
24/7 hotline offering support for LGBTQ youth, staffed by trained counselors
Note: does not make calls to police for crisis support
TrevorText- text START to 678-678
Crisis Text Line - text HELLO to 741-741
Looking for ways to incorporate inclusion in your ministry everyday? Click here to view our "Everyday Inclusion" videos for short and simple ways to be more inclusive to LGBTQ+ people in your ministry everyday!
Click here to visit the resource library for an updated list of videos, books, websites, and articles to help you on your journey to being a better ally and being welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ+ people in your ministries.
Check out the following guides put together by NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries to be used in your ministry context:
Whether you're looking for books for a study or to share with LGBTQ+ members in your congregation, there is a selection for you! Check out a few of our recommendations below:
"Transforming" by Austen Hartke
"God and the Gay Christian" by Matthew Vines
"Welcoming and Affirming" by Leigh Finke
"Queerfully and Wonderfully Made" by Leigh Finke
Mountain Sky Devoted with Pride (Visit the archive here)
"Where True Love Is" & other series by Suzanne Dewitt Hall (Visit here)
Elizabeth Burg has designed a 2023 Pride logo and attire for all wanting to celebrate Pride in Mountain Sky! Anyone can purchase a t-shirt or sticker below. There are multiple colors and options to choose from, and all of the profits go to the TrevorProject, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people.
CLICK HERE to wear your Pride!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the TrevorProject.