Here are some resources and connections if you or someone you love is:
- in crisis, (see below);
- looking for a WNC faith institution that welcomes LGBTQ people or other religion and spirituality resources;
- interested in reviewing the 2009 School Violence Prevention Act (SVPA);
- interested in learning more about individual school board policies and the SVPA or the location of the nearest high school gay/straight alliance or diversity club;
- interested in knowing about the climate for LGBT students at regional colleges and universities;
- seeking access to national, regional, state and local LGBTQ and other progressive, relevant organizations.
YO is currently compiling local and regional counseling, social services and other resources relevant for LGBTQ youth and supportive parents. Call us at 828.772.1912.
If you are afraid that you may hurt yourself or someone else, please call 911 now!
If you are a student in the Buncombe County School system and you have experienced bullying or harassment at school or a school event or on a bus, you can make an anonymous report at 828-225-5292.
Click here for more information about bullying and harassment in public schools.
Hotlines and Helplines
Below is a list of major U.S., regional and local hotlines, helplines and resources that are available for adult and/or peer support and advice.
- The Trevor Project(national suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth)(866) 488-7386
- GLBT National Help Center(free & confidential peer counseling, information & local resources)
- The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline(adult & youth) (888) 843-4564
- The GLBT National Youth Talkline(youth serving youth through age 25) (800) 246-7743
- The National Runaway Switchboard1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
- National AIDS Hotline(English & Spanish; 24 hours/ 7 days a week)(800) 232-4636 (CDC-INFO) TTY: (888) 232-6348