LGBTQ Resources

UPMC – Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180    (Available 24/7)

Need additional help?  Call 724-847-6225 and ask for a Drug and Alcohol (D&A) or Mental Health (MH) Specialist.

Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

Mental Health in the LGBT Community
mentalhelp.net

LGBT Communities and Mental Health 
mentalhealthamerica.net

 Mental Health Screening Tools

(provided by Mental Health America)

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable.  Recovery is possible.

Online Therapy Program for LGBTQ: Pride Counseling

(Reviewed and recommended by www.VeryWellMind.com )

“Pride Counseling offers online therapy to individuals in the LGBTQ community,
and their goal is to offer discreet, affordable, and accessible treatment.”

Substance Use Disorders in the LGBTQ Community

LGBTQ + and Addiction: Causes, Resources and Treatment

Substance use disorders affect 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ+ population, compared to 8.4 percent of the general population, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These alarming numbers stress a need for more substance use recovery programs that cater to LGBTQ+ individuals.

9 Best LGBT-Friendly Drug Rehab Centers In The U.S.

“While many rehab centers advertise that they are LGBT- or gay-friendly, their programs may not be LGBT-focused. Because LGBT individuals face unique challenges, it’s important to find an LGBT-friendly inpatient rehab center when seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.”

Looking at the Landscape of LGBTQ and Gay-Friendly Rehabs

“Rates of substance abuse and addiction are higher among people on the LGBTQ spectrum than in other sectors of society. Thankfully, there are a number of facilities that offer services that are customized to meet the very special challenges people in this demographic face as they attempt to get sober.” 

Substance Abuse Prevention for the LBGTQ+ Community

CNAbuzz.com provides substance use data and unique challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community. The article considers co-occurring disorders, disparities in healthcare and treatment for the LGBTQ+ community, provides substance abuse prevention tips, and lists a myriad of resources for intervention, treatment and recovery for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Finding Local Support

Central Outreach Wellness Center

Central Outreach Wellness Center
2360 Hospital Drive, Upper Ste. 1
Aliquippa, PA  15001


724.707.1155

“Inclusive healthcare with dignity and respect” 
HOLISTIC. MULTICULTURAL. RECOVERY.

Learn more:
How it works:  Meet Dr. Lane
Meet patient:  Jarreth
Meet patient:  Nettie

Other Supports

New Day! A Virtual LGBT+ Group. 

Mutual support can help! You are not alone!
This weekly group is held Tuesday evenings, 6 pm – 7 pm beginning November 3rd.

For more info, Please contact Heather McLean at hmclean@mhaswpa.org or (724) 433-1359 for the Zoom link and password.

(This is not a clinical/therapeutic group, but here to offer social support.)

Find Support at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

“Without mental health we cannot be healthy. We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions to specific situations. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health conditions just like the rest of the population. . .”

It Gets Better Project

This  nonprofit organization  inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there,
and it will get better.

“Watch an endless stream of inspiring stories shared by people just like you.”

Trans Lifeline

A national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.  
The Hotline:  877.565.8860

THE TREVOR PROJECT

(TrevorLifeline — A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7)
Visit to learn about TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, TrevorText, TrevorSpace and the Trevor Support Center.

GET HELP NOW! LGBTQ Youth TrevorLifeline:   1.866.488.7386

Welcome to PFLAG Pittsburgh

412.833.4556    FLAG Pittsburgh envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender . . .

PFLAG Resources:

Allies have been indispensable in the journey of transgender people.
Without them, this would be a very lonely road.”           ~Alyssa

(Q & A for Parents, Families, and Friends of People who are Transgender and Gender Expansive)

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

COUPONFOLLOW.COM created this ultimate guide of resources for LGBTQ+ students in higher education, including scholarships, resources, clubs, anti-bullying hotlines and more. For anyone considering themselves to be somewhere along the gender, sexuality, or romanticism spectrum, here’s what one might consider to be a handbook for LGBTQ+ college students, with helpful LGBTQ+ information such as ways to make the college campus feel more inclusive and less homophobic. Here are some top resources for LGBTQ students going to or getting ready for college.

PERSAD CENTER

412.441.9786    A human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.   We fulfill our mission through outreach, prevention, counseling, training and advocacy services.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
http://www.thehotline.org/ 
1.800.799.7233 | 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence

(Provided by The Women’s Center of Beaver County)

Intimate Partner Violence is any behavior used to control another person, through fear, humiliation, physical violence, sexual violence, and or verbal and emotional abuse.