LGBTQIA2S Mental Wellness Resources

If you need help right now...

Call the 988 Mental Health Crisis line

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New Mexicans now have the option to press 3 after dialing 988 to connect to LGBTQIA+ affirming behavioral health professionals.

988 is here for the LGBTQIA+ community

  • 988 is NOT 911 and is designed to avoid involving the police
  • 988 connects you to trained LGBTQIA+ mental health peers
  • 988 can often help with the very first simple connection
  • 988 is part of a larger comprehensive mental health initiative
  • 988 is for ALL of us! Please spread the word

Learn more about 988 LGBTQIA+ Resources

Read the press release from Human Services Department

If you want someone to talk to...

Call the Peer-to-Peer Warmline

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The Peer-to-Peer Warmline is a free statewide program that offers New Mexicans a place to call and talk with people with lived experience, also known as Peer Support Workers, who are available to support you when you are just wanting someone to talk to about an emotional, mental, behavioral, and/or substance use concern; recovery; resiliency; or resources.

Warmline staff provide confidential non-crisis support as specially trained call-takers who have had personal experience in the past navigating mental health, behavioral health, and substance use concerns for themselves, their children, or others they know.

Learn more about The New Mexico Peer-to-Peer Warmline

The New Mexico Peer-to-Peer Warmline

If you need a friendly voice...

Call Friendly Voice Project

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Friendly Voice Project is a phone buddy program for senior LGBTQ+ people in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.  The program provides guests, those receiving calls, a trained volunteer who makes weekly, conversational calls to reduce a guest’s isolation and feelings of loneliness, and to connect them with the senior LGBTQ+ community of Albuquerque. Callers are trained to facilitate meaningful conversation and provide contacts for additional resources to meet their needs. Overall, the program improves the well-being, mental health, and
happiness of all participants.

Participate in the Friendly Voice Project

Make a difference in the life of an elderly LGBTQ+ senior with one call a week. Whether making or receiving a call your communication will improve the life of another senior through meaningful stories, sharing resources, resolving challenges, and making a personal connection.

Contact Info:
Amanda Lujan
(505) 226-6468

Learn more about the Friendly Voice Project and volunteer opportunities

Friendly Voice Project

If you are an educator, student, or community member and want training or general LGBTQ+ youth support…

Reach out to GLSEN New Mexico

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GLSEN NM is a queer and trans affirming non-profit dedicated to providing support and resources for our communities. We focus on racial, gender, and disability justice as it intersects with queer identities. GLSEN is the champion of LGBTQ+ issues in K-12 education, eliminating anti-LGBTQ+ bias and violence in schools today and laying the foundation of respect for all in the future. GLSEN NM provides trainings, affirming educational resources, and support throughout New Mexico.

Contact Info:
(505) 289-2814

Learn more about GLSEN New Mexico


National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

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Hotline for trans people staffed by trans people

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24/7 Text or Call Hotline: a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to folxs who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.

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Connect with a Crisis Counselor

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Hotline for South Asian/Desi LGBTQ individuals, family, and friends

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Hotline with peer-counseling and local resources.

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Hotline for youth (up to age 25) with peer-counseling and local resources.

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Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24)


If you want a guide for your healing journey...

Search our directory of LGBTQ+ affirming mental health care agencies in New Mexico