LGBTQ Mental Health Resources


Happy Pride! Each June, we celebrate this month as an opportunity for LGBTQ visibility and community. At Gladstone Psychiatry and Wellness, we are committed to supporting the mental health needs of the LGBTQ community in Maryland. We understand that LGBTQ folks can face unique challenges and stressors, and this can have a huge impact on mental health and well-being. 


Fortunately, there are a number of excellent resources available to provide support and mental health services for LGBTQ individuals in our state. This post contains a list of some of the top resources. We hope you’ll check them out.


Maryland Resources for LGBTQ Mental Health


  1. The Pride Center of Maryland – PCOM is a nonprofit that offers a total of 30 programs for LGBTQ folks. They aim to provide education, guidance, and other services that improve quality of life for LGBTQ+/SGL (same-gender-loving) youth, adults, and their allies. PCOM prides themselves in cultural competency for all races, ethnic groups, and cultural backgrounds. Some of their programs include youth development, mental health, violence prevention, support services, and trauma-informed care programs. They also advocate for equity, justice, and safe access to health care programs.


  1. LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care – Chase Brexton’s mission is “To create health equity for LGBTQ patients in our communities and around the world through better health care services, education, and advocacy.” To that end, this Baltimore health center provides LGBTQ-affirming health care navigation services, behavioral healthcare, LGBTQ-affirming primary care, gender affirming medical care, and pharmacy services. They also have wellness programs and support groups.


  1. Rainbow Youth Alliance – The Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) provides a safe place for LGBTQ  teens in Montgomery County to ask questions, find support, and learn about their community. They offer counseling, support groups, leadership development programs, and social activities in a welcoming environment.  This nonprofit also plans and participates in a number of social and community events. Some of their past events include their annual Valentine’s Day Dance, Halloween Party, movie nights, and picnics. They participate in Rockville’s Hometown Holidays and Capital Pride Parade.


  1. STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program – This nonprofit organization is based at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. They provide healthcare, community leadership development, and other programming for Baltimore area LGBTQ youth and young adults 12 to 26 years old. This organization is supported by a team of nurses, doctors, health educators, and peer navigators. Their services also include mental health services and support groups. 


  1. Hearts & Ears, Inc. – Hearts & Ears, Inc. is a Trans-led, community-based non profit located in Baltimore. They offer hybrid groups focused on behavioral health and holistic wellness, and they also assist LGBTQ folks with locating resources. All Hearts & Ears groups are confidential and are facilitated by LGBTQ individuals in recovery.


National Resources for LGBTQ Mental Health


  1. The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. They offer a 24/7 phone lifeline, text and chat services, and an online support center. The Trevor Project believes that all people deserve a welcoming, loving world, and they strive to provide that to their clients.


  1. PFLAG – With over 400 chapters across the U.S., PFLAG provides support, education and advocacy for LGBTQ people and their families and allies. Many chapters offer support group meetings.


If you are an LGBTQ individual in Maryland seeking mental health support, we encourage you to reach out to one of these excellent organizations. Of course, our compassionate team at Gladstone Psychiatry and Wellness is also here for you. We offer DBT therapy, individual therapy, medication management, and other mental health services in a safe and accepting environment. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can support your mental health.