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Medical and mental health resources, such as help/crisis lines and affirming practitioners


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Help Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255
A telephone and online chat service for those in crisis, as well as other mental health resources.

Crisis Text Line
Text START to 741-741
This free, confidential, 24/7 hotline is staffed by trained volunteers who will text with you and provide emotional support during times of crisis. To start a text conversation with someone, simply text “START” to 741-741.

LGBT National Help Center
National Hotline: 888-843-4564
Youth Hotline: 800-246-7743

A hotline and online chat service for LGBTQ people, with a specific line dedicated for youth. Anyone can call, even if they are not in crisis.

Trevor Project
Lifeline: 866-488-7386
A leading national organization in crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth. Services include a suicide hotline, online chat services, text services, and an LGBTQ youth–specific social networking service.


Regional & State Healthcare

WVU Medicine
PFLAG Morgantown can connect you with LGBTQ-affirming primary care providers, endocrinologists, and mental health practitioners in the WVU Medicine system. Contact us and let us know what you are looking for, and we will connect you!

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Gender and Sexual Development Program
Serving children and youth (up to age 26) with questions around gender and sexual identity development and transgender care.

Persad Center
An organization serving LGBTQ communities and the HIV/AIDS communities across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.

Dr. Rainbow
Believing that every West Virginian deserves quality healthcare and a support network no matter who they love or what gender they identify as, Dr. Rainbow is a resource to connect people to LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare providers and community services.


Other Resources

Gender Spectrum – Medical Resources
Resources curated to assist physicians and nurses, who are placed in a critically important position in the care of Gender-expansive youth.
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Resources Page: Medical

Gender Spectrum – Mental Health Resources
Gender-affirming mental health care for children and youth is a dynamic, rapidly developing area of practice. Learn more with our research and resources.
Topic Page: Mental Health
Resources Page: Mental Health

Planned Parenthood
A leading organization in advocating for and providing sex education and sexual health services. The website includes a health center locator and informational articles.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
877-726-4727
An agency within the U.S. Department of Health that offers a variety of resources and centers with focuses on suicide, bullying, substance abuse, and homelessness, including LGBTQ- specific services.