Mental Health Backpack – Day 2

Resources for People of Color and LGBTQIA+ Individuals 

People from communities of color or LGBTQIA+ communities may face unique mental health challenges. All information and resources below are free and confidential.

Resources for Black and Latinx Individuals (including resources in Spanish)

This page contains blog posts by young people reflecting on their experiences, and what techniques have helped them.

Visit this site to learn how to cope with racial trauma or be a better ally; more detailed information here.

Therapy For Black Girls provides podcasts, a blog, and other mental health resources for Black women and girls. 

The Steve Fund focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of young people of color. Their ‘Resources’ tab on their website has links to blog posts, a podcast, crisis text line, and webinars.

Racial Battle Fatigue: What is it and What are the Symptoms?

Visit this site for information on coping with traumatic stress.

This page contains links to Spanish Language mental health screening tools, and other infographics about mental health

AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) Resources

Visit this site for Asian American Health Initiative mental health resources.

Asian Women for Health: a community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health.

Asian LifeNet Hotline: a suicide prevention hotline providing services in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Fujianese. 

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence: 24 hour multilingual helpline and resources for escaping domestic violence.

LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Resources:

The Trevor Project: Offers text and call lines for LGBTQ+ youth dealing with mental health issues. They also have resources and FAQs for LGBTQ+ youth 

The Borum at Fenway Health: If you want gender affirming healthcare, access to HIV medication, or have any other questions about medical issues, the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center is a program of Fenway Health that provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. No one is turned away 

BAGLY: The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) is a youth-led, adult-supported organization with a clinic, support group, and other resources


This post is part of our Mental Health Backpack series. A special thank you to our interns Malinda J. McPherson and Kristina Vo for their contributions to this project.