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Self-Care Guide for LGBTQ+ Young People

Discover mental health resources and simple ways to practice self-care at home, at school, and in public.
Guide Length: Short

Ways to Practice Self-Care at Home

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

Ways to Practice 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
  • Explore resources with an adult you trust
  • If you’re in class, breathe in and out slowly
  • Observe what’s positive around you

Ways to Practice 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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