Virtual support is available during the pandemic. The following resources are a collection of available online peer support groups and other outlets to aid in relieving the feeling of isolation COVID-19 can cause.
Free and Low Cost Mental Health Resources:
Free Virtual Therapy through Boris L. Henson Foundation (BLHF) Offering up to five free tele-therapy sessions for people experiencing a life-changing event related to or triggered by COVID-19
Behavioral Health Services for Homeless Youth (LAYC): Offering remote mental health counseling, substance use counseling, and case management to homeless youth ages 17-24
ProBono Counseling: Call 410-825-1001 for confidential interview
Sheila C. Johnson Center at UVA: Offering $20-30 virtual therapy sessions for LGBTQ youth Call (434) 924-7034 for intake
Hotlines and Text-Based Services:
Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741 A free, text-based crisis help service
MindRight: A free, text-based therapy service for youth aged 13-24
Trans Lifeline: A 24/7 peer support hotline run by and for trans people Call 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project: Free online, phone, and text support for LGBTQ+ youth aged 13-24
Binding and Covid
The following resources, "Coping During COVID" and "Supporting Youth During Troubling Times" are written and published by Amy Cannava and other school psychologists from the National Association of School Psychologists' LGBTQI2-S Committee.
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