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Self-Care at Home
Call the TrevorLifeline at 866-488-7386 Connect with safe, supportive community of LGBTQ folks on TrevorSpace.org Login to TrevorChat.org 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 trvr.org/lifeguard 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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Black LGBTQ young people hold multiple marginalized identities. Under the minority stress model, experiences of discrimination, rejection, threats, and violence are compounded, and can lead to negative mental health outcomes.
Here are some helpful resources to help you explore the topic of mental health. Remember, you can always reach out, if you need immediate help.