We know that milestone dates related to traumatic events can increase mental and emotional health needs for everyone in the community. The excellent resources below are provided by member organizations of One Orlando Alliance, but should not be considered a comprehensive list. We recommend also reaching out to your own medical provider(s) for additional resources or calling one of the crisis hotlines listed below.
Mental Health Resources
26Health, (formerly known as Two Spirit), was a mental health first responder after the Pulse tragedy. In the first three weeks after the incident, we cared for more than one thousand individuals in need. And we continue to care for Central Florida’s LGBTQ+ and ally community today. We have six mental health counselors on staff, three bicultural/bilingual and all with LGBTQ+ competency. Counselors are available in person or via telehealth. Visit 26Health.org or call 321-800-2922 xt1600 for more information and to schedule your appointment.
The Mental Health Association of Central Florida
The Mental Health Association of Central Florida promotes the overall mental health of all. Mental Health Connection is a free information and referral resource for individuals seeking mental health information for services in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, and Volusian counties. Callers receive resources in 24-48 hours. Visit here to create a referral inquiry https://www.mhacf.org/mental-health-connections
Peer Support Space and Orlando United Assistance Center
June 2, 2021
6pm – 7:30pm
Creating Hope: Honoring those lost, Supporting those struggling
Register at: creatinghopeevent.eventbrite.com
Virtual Volunteer Event
Victim Service Center
49 Acts of Love and Kindness / Remembrance of Pulse FB Mini Live Series
May 21st: Background to Pulse and 49 Days of Remembrance, Community Response / First Responders, Services.
May 28th: After the Trauma, Services available even now 5 years later.
June 4th: Coping with trauma and anniversaries, LGBTQ as an at-risk population and the further needs the community has.
June 11th: Self-Care, how the community is growing and thriving after Pulse.
The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 (online chat available)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743
Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.