Transgender youth face unique struggles that often go unnoticed or unattended. Available research indicates that transgender youth are at greater risk for numerous adverse mental health outcomes compared to cisgender youth, including depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts. As mental health providers, it is crucially important to be aware of these mental health concerns and associated risk and protective factors in order to successfully work with transgender youth.
The goals for this webinar regarding transgender youth and mental health are to:
Provide a brief overview of terminology related to the transgender community.
Describe mental health concerns faced by transgender youth and associated risk factors.
Identify protective factors contributing to resilience of transgender youth.
Discuss implications for mental health practice with transgender youth.