Guide to Mental Health Care for People Who are Transgender

Transgender Awareness Week, typically observed the second week of November, is a one-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. Gwendolyn Ann Smith began Transgender Day of Remembrance in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in 1998.

75% of transgender youth report they feel unsafe at school. Nearly half of transgender and nonbinary youth did not receive wanted mental healthcare due to concerns related to LGBTQ+ competence of providers in 2019. 40% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being physically threatened or harmed in their lifetime due to their gender identity in 2019. Follow this link to Mental Health Match for a helpful guide from Dr. KS Stanley, Psy.D for information on how to care for people who are transgender and see how you can become an ally.