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Transgender Resource Center

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Being trans, nonbinary, or questioning your gender isn't a mental illness — but the trans community does experience higher rates of mental health conditions and challenges than any other LGBTQ+ identity group. This isn't because of their gender itself — it's due to negative social attitudes toward their identity and lack of access to gender-affirming care.

If you're just starting to learn about the trans community, you might be unfamiliar with some of the language used surrounding gender — the Human Rights Campaign's Glossary of Terms can clarify new-to-you words as you explore this topic.

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The Trans Community & Mental Health

The trans community has grown over recent years — it's estimated that over 2 million transgender and non-binary people live in the United States today. This number will likely continue to rise as younger generations are increasingly accepting of gender exploration.

Learn about the trans community & mental health

Affirming Transgender Identities

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Exploring & affirming your gender identity

Being your authentic self — if safe to do so — is one of the best ways to protect your well-being. Take pride in exploring and affirming your gender identity!

Learn more about gender identity
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Affirming your loved one's gender exploration & identity

If someone you know is questioning, trans, and/or nonbinary, it is essential that you support and affirm their journey.

Learn more about supporting your loved one
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Providing gender-affirming mental health care

If you’re a mental health clinician or provider who works with questioning, trans, and/or nonbinary people, knowing how to affirm their gender is critical to providing quality support.

Learn more about gender-affirming care

Transgender Mental Health Care

Gender identity: Support from exploration to transition
Bending the binary: Contemporary concepts for gender & mental health services
Under reporting of suicide attempts in gender non-conforming individuals

You can find additional resources in our LGBTQ+ Resource Center. 

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Take a Mental Health Test

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

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