Mental health

Gender non-conforming children: Promoting well-being and mental health in schools

Here’s the thing about bullying: it reaches into the places where we feel most ashamed, and holds our secrets up for everybody to ridicule. Bullies seek to humiliate and shame the target with cruelty, while the bullies’ sidekicks laugh gleefully. Tragically, people who have been bullied often think that this is their individual, specific failure, …

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Constructive Criticism for Psychology Today

Written by a Genspect parent A recent article in Psychology Today about using hormones and puberty blockers on young people with gender dysphoria (“The Evidence for Trans Youth Gender-Affirming Medical Care”) discussed 15 studies. It is extremely useful to have this list of studies and their individual summaries in one place. This article can go much …

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A parent responds to TIME article on poorly designed Trevor Project survey

On December 14, 2021, TIME Magazine printed this article: Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for LGBTQ Youth Can Help Save Lives, Study Finds. The subject of the article is this study: Association of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy With Depression, Thoughts of Suicide, and Attempted Suicide Among Transgender and Nonbinary Youth. As TIME asserts: “The use of gender-affirming hormone …

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ADVICE: Ways to manage gender dysphoria non-medically

I am a 37-year-old a bisexual woman married to a wonderful man, now happy in my skin, but who was gender-nonconforming and dysphoric through my youth. Up until very recently, I thought of my bisexuality and gender non-conformity as separate things, like the rest of the world seems to. Except that this line of thinking …

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