Resources

Please note: The SMILE research study does not provide services for people. While we wish we had resources available to help people needing access to medical care, mental health care, or meeting basic needs, we are not able to provide any services through this research study. 

However, when we hear about available services in your country that may help sexual and gender minorities, we are happy to post that information on this website. Please contact us to tell us about available resources that aren’t already listed here. 

***Do you see any resources listed here that aren’t friendly or helpful for sexual and gender minorities? Please let us know about it, and we’ll remove it from the list! 


Resources in Kenya

Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK): The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) is focused on promoting recognition, acceptance and defend the interests and rights of LGBTI organizations and their members including their health rights.

Ishtar MSM: Ishtar MSM is a Community Based Organization in Kenya who aimed at attaining full sexual health rights and social well being for Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kenya.

Transgender Education and Advocacy: A Kenyan organization aimed at promoting awareness and creating an appropriate environment for the well-being of all transgender and intersex individuals in Kenya.


Resources in Vietnam


Resources in Brazil


Safety Plan

Have you had suicidal thoughts? The following questions will help you set up a Safety Plan. This is a way to protect yourself when you are experiencing suicidal thoughts. Safety Planning has been shown to lower risk for having a mental health crisis. It can also help you keep yourself safe if you are in a mental health crisis.

The information you provide in the Safety Plan will not be saved by the study website or study team. Your Safety Plan is meant to serve only as a personal resource to help you prepare for any future difficult situations.