Mental Health and the LGBT Community
Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) doesn't mean that someone has a mental health disorder. However, individuals who are LGBT can experience mental health issues like everyone else. They often face unique risks to mental health and well-being due to societal stigma, prejudice and discrimination on a regular basis from society, relatives, peers, classmates and colleagues.
This is why it's important that students, faculty, and staff know the signs of psychological distress and be the help for UWG students who are LGBT. On this webpage, you will find information pertaining to life challenges and mental health issues that LGBT students face. You can utilize these resources as tools to help save a life.
UWG Resources for LGBT Students
Counseling & Career Development (counseling) Center
Provides free and confidential personal, career and academic counseling to all UWG students
Lambda Student Organization
UWG’s gay-straight alliance, which supports LGBTQI people and allies. Lambda serves as an activist and social organization with weekly meetings and a variety of other activities. Coming out in Lambda is safe and confidential.
Mental Health Resources for LGBT Students
National Alliance on Mental Illness Multicultural Action Center
Trevor Project Crisis and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth (ages 13-24)
Open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
Serves callers of all ages; Offers peer counseling, information and local resources
Open Mon- Fri 4-Midnight; Sat Noon-5 Eastern Time
The GLBT National Youth Talkline
Serves callers through the age of 25
Offers telephone and e-mail peer counseling, information and local resources
Open: Mon-Fri 4-Midnight; Sat Noon-5 Eastern Time
Email support: youth@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
Also, check out the PREVENT calendar for upcoming campus events created specifically with your needs in mind.