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Self-Care Guide

Simple ways to practice self-care at home, at school, and in public.
Guide Length: Short

Self-Care at Home

  • Call the TrevorLifeline at 866-488-7386
  • Connect with safe, supportive community of LGBTQ folks on
  • Login to
  • Do an activity that soothes you
  • Make an appointment with a therapist
  • Collect a self-care box; collect items that relax you

Self-Care at School

  • Write down 5 things you’re grateful for
  • Reach out to a counselor or adult you admire
  • Identify your feelings; journal what you’re going through
  • Share with an adult you trust
  • If you’re in class breathe in and out slowly
  • Observe what’s positive around you

Self-Care in Public

  • Text ‘START’ to 678-678
  • Spend time in nature
  • Pick up 2-3 natural materials and feel them between your fingers
  • Practice repeating kind words to yourself
  • Ask for a glass of water and sip it slowly
  • Snack on something mindfully

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Each one of us can play a vital role in ensuring that all young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are provided with safe, accepting, and supportive environments at home, at school and in their communities.