Queer LGBTQ Mental Health

Queer Mental Health

Resources for and related to supporting the mental health and wellness of Queer folks in Louisville Metro and Surrounding Areas.

LGBTQ Adults are more than twice as likely to experience a mental Health Disorder than their non-Queer counterparts

Trans adults are 4x as likely as their cis counterparts

 

86% of LGBTQ Youth report being harassed or discriminated against in the school setting

LGB Adults are twice as likely and trans adults are 4x as likely to have a substance use disorder

LGBTQ youth and young adults are 120% more likely to be houseless

LGBTQ+ Affirming Counseling and Therapy

Art and Music Therapy

The creative arts can be an excellent avenue for exploring and expressing your identity; Art and Music therapists specialize in using the creative arts as a therapeutic tool to meet the needs of their clients. 

Creative Arts Therapy available at:

Queer Youth and Young Adult Resource Centers

Queer programming, resources, and community centers available for Queer Youth in Louisville and Indiana:

Severe Mental Illness and Mental Health

Individuals experiencing Severe Mental Illness (SMI) looking for a queer affirming treatment center should reach out to:

Bridgehaven Mental Health Services

502-585-9444

Gender-Affirming Voice Work

LCTPS (Louisville, KY) has a team of music therapists that offer therapy that specializes in incorporating music into the therapeutic process. In gender-affirming voice work, the music therapist both works on vocal health and strength, while also address the emotional process and reactions that come with a changing voice or a voice that triggers dysphoria. 

Louisville Center for Voice Care (Louisville, KY) has a Speech-Language Pathologist who works on vocal health and strength to also work towards Gender-Affirmation.

Spiritual Wellness

For many folks, spiritual wellness is closely intertwined with mental wellness. For a directory of Queer and LGBTQ+ Affirming congregations visit the Kentucky Health Justice Network website below, scroll towards the bottom of the page and view the Interfaith Directory of Affirming Congregations:

Click here for Directory

Suicide Prevention

LGBT Youth National Talkline

1-800-246-7743

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-7743

or Text "HOME" to 741-741

Trans Lifeline

1-877-565-8860

Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386

or Text "START" to 678-678

Additional Supportive Services

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Harm Reduction / Syringe Exchange Programs

Click the link below to be directed to Louisville Metro's list of locations for Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Programs:

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