We are delighted to share with you all a new, free web-app designed for and with LGBTQ+ teens to support their mental health, www.imi.guide. Developed by CenterLink, Hopelab and the It Gets Better Project, imi includes activities, resources and content intentionally designed to affirm LGBTQ+ youth and help them better cope with stress. imi.guide is accessible to anyone with an Internet-connected device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.). No download or account creation is required. imi was recently tested in a randomized controlled trial and we found promising effects about the tool’s ability to help LGBTQ+ teens better cope and manage stress.
Destination Tomorrow – Bronx – Drop in center with health services
Hetrick Martin Institute
2 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003
Provides community, basic needs, health, education, and career services to LGBTQ youth; https://hmi.org/
The Ackerman Institute
We help couples and families with problems including, but not limited to, school difficulties, child and adolescent problems, gender and LGBTQIA+ topics, marital issues, divorce, bereavement, learning disabilities, conflictual family relationships, child abuse and incest, and chronic medical illness including AIDS. Families from all boroughs of New York City and from the larger tri-state area are welcome. Fees are on a sliding scale based on family income. Ackerman is an in-network provider for a wide range of insurances. Medicaid is accepted; Clinical Services – Ackerman Institute for the Family