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Black LGBTQ+ Addiction and Mental Health Support


Black LGBTQ+ Support

Seeking help for addiction and mental illness is no joke, especially when there are so many resources out there that it can be difficult to tell what is trustworthy and what is not. It can also be difficult to find help when you are part of a minority group that has historically not been provided with fair, effective healthcare. 

People in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to struggle with substance abuse and mental illness, and that number increases when those individuals are also part of the BIPOC community. And unfortunately, despite the large numbers affected by drugs and alcohol, there are very few treatment facilities that specialize in treating the needs of black LGBTQ+ individuals.

To decrease the deficit in care for members of the black LGBTQ+ community, we have found a variety of resources that are meant to help you through the hardest journey of your life. Asking for help is brave. Use any of the following resources to seek help and find a community of people struggling with the same things that you are.

We’d highly recommend also checking out our medical detox in South Florida, as well as our drug rehab in Fort Lauderdale which offers IOP and services areas throughout South Florida such as Delray Beach. Prevail Recovery accepts most major insurance policies, including Cigna.

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Black LGBTQ+ Specific Resources

The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is a nationally known resource for LGBTQ+ teens in need of support. They also offer a crisis line.


Center of Excellence: The Center of Excellence’s goal is to offer resources and effective care to members of the LGBTQ+ community.


LGBTQ Health Education: Works to provide education about the opioid epidemic harming countless members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Black Transmen: A non-profit organization that is meant to empower black transmen in need of support.


Audre Lorde Project: An organization that works to educate and empower queer black individuals who are seeking a supportive community to become part of.


Black Lives Action Center: Part of True Colors United – This organization offers access to mental health support, human rights education, and resources specific to helping black men and women.


Brave Space Alliance: A black and trans-led organization whose goal is to connect black men and women to supportive, effective resources for a long list of needs.


National LGBTQ Task Force: This organization is working to make changes within the government in order to positively affect the healthcare needs of members of the LGBTQ+ community. They also provide a long list of resources to help support these people. 

The Nan Project: The Nan Project provides a long resource list to men and women needing support for mental health conditions or substance abuse.


Black Addiction Support Resources

Sober Black Girls Club: A collection of resources and blog posts meant to bring a sense of community to black women who are dealing with sobriety and all of the negatives and positives that come with it.

Cultural Community Centers: Virginia Tech provides a long list of addiction resources, resource guides, and various websites that connect members of the black LGBTQ+ community to addiction healthcare.

Safe Project: The Safe Project is working to end the epidemic of addiction fatalities. This guide provides information, research, and various resources to help BIPOC men and women struggling with addiction.

National Black Justice Coalition: The National Black Justice Coalition’s mission is to end racism and the stigma against members of the LGBTQ+ community. They provide access to a community of people seeking help for addiction and mental health as well.

Live Another Day: Offers a nationwide directory of the best-reviewed rehab facilities in the country.

Find Luxury Rehabs: Curated directory of the most luxurious drug rehabs in the United States.

Local: Find detox centers near you throughout the United States.


Mental Health Resources

LBTQ+ Psychotherapists of Color: This website connects men and women to therapists who are also part of the black LGBTQ+ community. This is often helpful in providing access to care specific to the needs of the individual in crisis. Working with an LGBTQ+ therapist who is also black can make a person more comfortable and willing to receive the help they deserve.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color: This website connects men and women to therapists who are part of the black and LGBTQ+ community.

Therapy for Queer People of Color: Another resource that connects queer men and women of color to therapists who understand their pain and trauma.

Ayana Therapy: This app or website helps connect queer, black men and women to therapy specific to their needs.

Rest for Resistance: A blog that allows queer people of color to express themselves, discuss their individual mental health issues and connect with a community of people dealing with similar situations. 

African American Behavioral Health: A national center that is seeking to transform the stigma of mental healthcare for black people by providing access to safe and effective care. 

Vibrant Emotional Health: Vibrant Emotional Health offers access to research and resources meant to help black men and women find effective mental health resources.

Sanctuary Mental Health & Wellness: Boutique mental health facility located in Knoxville, TN that takes clients from across the country.


Resources for Black People Struggling

Mental Health Podcast: Transgender and LGBTQIA+ Mental Health – This podcast addresses mental health in transgender individuals.


Black Mental Matters: This podcast discusses mental health in black men and women and how to address the stigma of seeking help. 


Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: BEAM is a national movement that works to provide mental health resources and community to black men and women who are suffering. 


Melanin and Mental Health: A resource working to provide access to free resources, connect people who are struggling to professional therapists, and create events that help raise awareness and change the stigma against mental health help for black men and women.


LifeAct: A long list of resources meant to help black men and women find mental health support, anti-racist therapists, and therapists specifically trained in dealing with racism-specific trauma.


Mental Health America: MHA is a national resource that offers research, information, and resources that are specific to black men and women.


Mental Health First Aid: This resource guide provides information regarding more social ways that black men and women can connect with other people struggling with the same problems. They also offer a list of helpful resources that address mental health. 


NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness has critical information regarding the prevalence of mental health conditions in the black community and offers information on the resources that are available to help these people.

Center for Black Equity: Working to provide equity in economics, healthcare, and social aspects of black men and women’s lives.


Crisis Lines

Each of the crisis lines listed below offers immediate support to members of the LGBTQ+ community who are also black and in need of critical help. 


Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860


Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386


National Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK

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