Research shows that anti-LGBT discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBT people are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts.
- If you need to speak with someone right now call: 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Trevor Project Hotline Trained counselors are available to support you 24/7. If you are a person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
- Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line
- Suicide Prevention Resources available at Georgia Tech
- Suicide Prevention Training offered at Georgia Tech
- National LGBT Health Education Center: Information about suicide risk and prevention for LGBTQ people
Mental Health Resources for Georgia Tech Students
- Georgia Tech students experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention may contact C.A.R.E. and speak with a counselor at any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During regular business hours, students may call 404-894-3498 or walk-in to the C.A.R.E. office located at the Charles A. Smithgall, Jr. Student Services Building, 353 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0285. After business hours, please call either 404-894-2575 or 404-894-3498 and select the option to speak to the after-hours counselor. Visit the Georgia Tech C.A.R.E website for additional information
- Georgia Tech Counseling Center The mission of the Georgia Tech Counseling Center is to enhance the academic and personal experience and success of all students by providing a variety of counseling and psychological services to students and the greater campus community.
- Georgia Tech Stamps Health Services Psychiatry Clinic The Georgia Tech Psychiatry Clinic provides general psychiatric services to undergraduate and graduate students and their spouses.
Counseling, Therapy and Crisis Intervention
- Available to all University Systems of Georgia Employees: Up to four counseling sessions are available for issues affecting employees. Individuals may speak with a professional counselor by phone, and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will provide a referral to see a local counselor at no cost. 24/7/365 Toll-free access to licensed clinical caring professionals at 1-844-243-4440. Additional information about EAP or KEPRO
- Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year for problems with developmental disabilities, mental health, drugs or alcohol. Please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL professionals will provide telephonic crisis intervention services, dispatch mobile crisis teams, assist individuals in finding an open crisis or detox bed across the State, and link individuals with urgent appointment services.
- Speak with a trained crisis intervention volunteer by calling 1-800-442-HOPE (1-800- 442-4673). Website offers online crisis chat
Wellness and Self-Care Resources at Georgia Tech
- Georgia Tech Meditation Club
- Georgia Tech Well-Being Part of the Georgia Tech Health Initiatives, which has a vision to transform the Yellow Jacket community by inspiring a thriving and resilient culture of health and well-being.
Mental Health Resources and Information Outside of Georgia Tech
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Promoting Supportive Academic Environments for Faculty with Mental Illnesses
Self-Care Resources Outside of Georgia Tech
- A Short Explanation of 4-7-8 Breathing
- 15 minute video explaining Progressive Muscle Relaxation Research shows that PMR can reduce stress
UCLA Williams Institute. Press Releases. “Suicide Prevention Month: A Summary of Data on LGBT Suicide”, https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/press/suicide-prevention-media-alert