LGBTQ+ Community Mental Health Resource Guide

Six resources for the queer community during and beyond Pride Month

Written by Hannarose McGuinness

Pride Edition, 2023.

Gender, orientation and presentation play large roles in how our Western society interprets individuals. 20 million adult Americans identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community as of 2021 according to a Human Rights Campaign report, this vast and widespread community works hard to provide accessible support and resources, despite the efforts often being an uphill battle. 

In an effort to make necessary resources easily accessible for community members this Pride month, Green Eugene has compiled a brief list of resources centered around mental health, wellness, and educational support specifically for folks at the University of Oregon, as well as the greater Eugene area. 

By no means is this list all-encompassing or exhaustive, but our publication would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the incredible challenges people often face in living life as their truest selves and work to provide support and resources beyond our reporting. 




Mental Health Support

University Health Services Counseling Services

The UHS Counseling Services strive to be inclusive for all Ducks, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, or other aspects of personal identity. Hybrid services for mental health allow members of the UO community to connect with necessary services from the comfort of their own space. Connect with UHS resources online here, or via phone at 541-346-3227.

Wellness Support

LGBT Education and Support Services (LGBTESS)

The LGBT Education and Support Services acts as a hub for queer-identifying students on campus to access safe spaces and resources such as gender-inclusive housing leads, gender-affirming support, mental health resources, and more. Find more information about LGBTESS digitally here, or drop by the campus office located in room 022 in the EMU. 


Community Support

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Asexual, Aromantic, and Allied Alliance (LGBTQA3)

The LGBTQA3 office, located in suite 022 in the Erb Memorial Union, aims to provide a safe space for students of all identities to enjoy a calm, relaxing space where library and homework resources are also provided. More information about campus organizations specifically supporting the LGBTQ+ community can be found online here.



Mental Health 

Trans Lifeline

This national organization is trans-led and aims to connect trans folks to their local communities. With over 119,000 phone calls answered, Trans Lifeline focuses its work through the lens of harm reduction, community support, equity and autonomy. Their call line is available 24/7, and they’re ready to provide resources for health care, public assistance, mental health, community wellness and more. Further information can be found online here, and their lifeline is available at (877) 565-8860.

Their call line is available 24/7 at (877) 565-8860 and ready to provide resources for scenarios ranging from health care to public assistance to mental health and community wellness. 


Wellness Support

Basic Rights Oregon

Basic Right Oregon (BRO) has worked since 1996 to provide an equitable experience for all Oregonians through political action leading to policy changes that make care for those in queer communities more accessible. It focuses on educating community members on their rights in the state of Oregon and also hosts workshops and seminars across the state in an effort to spread awareness and educate the public on resources for the LGBTQ+ community. BRO also leads a Transgender Justice program, focusing policy work and community outreach specifically for trans individuals in Oregon. 


Community Support

Oregon Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

The Oregon chapter of GLSEN works in communities around the U.S. to ensure that schools are equitable and safe environments for members of the LGBTQ+ community across the state and country.