Resources for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

June 21, 2023


The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity  | The Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity provides behavioral health practitioners with vital information on supporting the population of people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, two-spirit, and other diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.


SAMHSA: A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children | This resource guide offers information and resources to help practitioners in health and social service systems implement best practices to engage and help families and caregivers support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children.


SAMHSA: Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ YouthThis report provides behavioral health professionals, researchers, policymakers and other audiences with a comprehensive research overview and accurate information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to youth of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.


988 Lifeline: Help Yourself - LGBTQ+ | The LGBTQ+ community is diverse and made up of different experiences, identities, and challenges. However, members of the community are disproportionately at-risk for suicide and other mental health struggles. This section has information and resources for yourself and to help support loved ones who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.


Mid-America MHTTC: Gender Affirming CarePrimary care teams and school personnel serve crucial roles in supporting the overall health and development of children and adolescents. An increasingly important part of this role is understanding and supporting gender diverse youth. We understand that gender identity development starts in childhood, which is why this toolkit is designed for pediatric providers and educators. The current understanding of gender is on a spectrum or continuum. This toolkit will explain the gender spectrum, provide overview of key terms, and provide recommendations for primary care teams and school personnel to help support gender diverse youth.  


MHTTC Network: LGBTQ+ Pride Month |  In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, our Network shares our resources supporting LGBTQ+ mental health. These resources are for professionals, the community, and allies.



Advocacy resources by state: 

Missouri | PROMO

Iowa | One Iowa

Nebraska | OutNebraska

Kansas | Equality Kansas







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