useful resources



crisis

SUICIDE/CRISIS HOTLINES:

★ Chat online:
IMAlive, an online crisis network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Online Chat

★ Texting:
Crisis Textline

A small directory of other text/IM crisis hotlines.

★ Talking on the Phone:
Trans Lifeline, a suicide/crisis hotline specifically for trans people
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


ABUSE-SPECIFIC HOTLINES:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Love Is Respect domestic violence chat/phone/textlines
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline


SELF-HELP:

Everything Is Awful And I'm Not Okay: Questions To Ask Before Giving Up
Stress Analyst / Panic Attack Walkthrough
Do Nothing For 2 Minutes
Ten Ways To Untwist Your Thinking
Assorted mental health resources
Twitter thread of mental health resources.


MORE LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS:

Look for an affordable therapist
Recovery International
Get free discounts on prescription medication

trans stuff

PRACTICAL/LEGAL:

Find out how to get a legal name change where you live and update your name/gender on state and federal IDs and records.
An online database of trans-positive legal resources for people living in the United States.
Comfortable relatively-affordable chest binders.
Trans crisis hotline.
Trans-friendly health help; only in a few US cities.
Money and resources for trans people.
Trans road map; various trans guides, resources, etc-- kind of old and outdated in places, but still useful.
Food and resources for Black trans people.
Black And Pink, an organization dedicated to assisting incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated members of the LGBT+ community.
Community funding for trans-led groups.

INTERESTING/COOL:

The Then and There of Transmasculine Pregnancy
Expensive but pretty custom binders
Digital Transgender Archive
One From The Vaults, a trans history podcast
To Survive On This Shore - Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults