Navigating school and relationships is difficult for every young person, but for teens who identify as LGBTQ+, there are often many more challenges to face. Bullying, fear of rejection and chronic stress are just a few of the struggles reported from many LGBTQ+ teens in Stark County.
These young people may feel stigmatized and unsure about where to find an ally they can trust. These factors, and many more, can create a significant strain on an LGBTQ+ teen’s mental health.
In fact, research shows that LGBTQ+ youth have much higher levels of suicidal ideation than their heterosexual peers. For these vulnerable young people, early intervention, comprehensive treatment and family support are critical.
Find out how you can access resources for LGBTQ+ teens in Stark County.
LGBTQ+ youth can connect with caring allies and crisis intervention specialists 24 hours a day. Whatever challenges you might be facing, you are not alone. Help is just a phone call away.
1 (888) 843-4564
1 (800) 246-7743 (PRIDE)
1 (800) 273-8255 (TALK)
1 (877) 565-8860
1 (866) 488-7386
Find a substance use support group for LGBTQ+ individuals in Ohio.
Mental health resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Recovery resources for people struggling with mental health and addiction in Stark County.
National survey reports, agency and federal initiatives and related behavioral health resources.
Crisis support for LGBTQ+ youth including crisis intervention and suicide prevention.