Counseling Services is committed to the development of the whole person: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and socially.  As part of the commitment,  Counseling Services recognizes the need for specific outreach, resources, and engagement of our students who identify as LGBTQIA+.  

While not every student has the same experience, students who identify as LGBTQIA+ may experience acts of bias, harassment, and rejection from family/friends, along with additional struggles that may come up in the college experience.   While our team of clinicians in Counseling Services may not represent all identity backgrounds making up our student body, we are committed to providing a welcoming environment, where all identities, abilities, beliefs, and experiences are recognized and valued.   In addition to services we offer on-campus via counseling, case management, crisis intervention, groups, and outreach programming, we have compiled resources here specific to the emotional and mental health needs of LGBTQIA+ students.  Additionally, we have included resources for allies in terms of supporting the mental health of LGBTQIA+ students.  Students are welcome to meet with Counseling Services for support and to learn more about any of the resources listed below.  

For additional resources and support, check out the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the work of the Bias Education Response Team.   

The Trevor Project: Mental Health and Crisis Resources for LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults

Fenway Community Health has a mission of enhancing the wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Resource Page for LGBTQIA+ Communities 

The Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth BAGLY and virtual community center.  A list of LGBTQIA+ youth groups throughout MA is available.

Brockton Area BrAGLY Support group for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 14-19 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Resource for LGBTQIA+ Mental Health 

Trans Lifeline is a hotline non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community. 

LGBT National Help Center provides hotlines, chat opportunities, peer support, and resources for the LGBTQ+ Community. 

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

Inclusive therapists is a way to find inclusive therapists online who center on the needs of marginalized populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent folx, and people with disabilities.

APA Office on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 

Massachusetts DMH Young Adult LGBTQIA+ Resource Guide 

GLAAD is an organization promoting acceptance and rights for the LGBTQIA+ community. 

It Gets Better Project is a non profit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer youth around the globe.

An ally is a person who does not belong to a particular social group, but is actively engaged in advocating for and supporting that community.

A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and NonBinary Youth 

Guide to Being a Straight Ally

Black and LGBTQIA+: Approaching Intersectional Conversations 

Supporting Black LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health 

How to Support Bisexual Youth 

PFLAG is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA+) people, their parents and families, and allies.  

6 Ways to Support the Mental Health of LGBTQIA+ Loved Ones 

LGBTQIA+ Ally Tips 

10 Ways to Be an Ally & a Friend

Trans-Youth Family Allies

Ally Resources from the Human Rights Campaign

 

We share resources on our site to offer information for interested students.  However, it should be noted that Stonehill is not affiliated with these resources and they are independent platforms.  It is a personal choice to utilize resources listed here and you may not find all the resources to be helpful for your needs.  Please don’t hesitate to call Counseling Services to schedule an appointment if you would benefit from discussing coping strategies and resources further.  If you have any accessibility needs and cannot access resources listed here, please call the office and we will assist in any way we can.

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Emergencies, Urgent Situations, and Routine Appointment Scheduling

In the event you are experiencing an emergency, please contact Campus Police at 508-565-5555 if on-campus or 911 if off-campus.

If you are in crisis and need to speak to a counselor urgently, please call our main line at 508-565-1331 and select Option 2 to be connected to the 24/7 Urgent Support Line.

If you would like to schedule a routine appointment such as an intake, or inquire further about our services, please call our main line at 508-565-1331 and select Option 1 to be connected to the front desk.