Trans Help Lines
LET US GROW!
Some facts on trans youth:
“Many transgender young people experience family rejection, bullying and harassment, or feel unsafe for simply being who they are - all of which can be added risk factors for suicide”
“Harrowing statistics from a study recently published by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed alarming levels of attempted suicide among transgender youth -- with the highest rates among transgender boys and non-binary youth. The findings emphasize the urgency of building welcoming and safe communities for LGBTQ young people, particularly for transgender youth.”
“The transgender community, including both binary and non-binary individuals, can experience significant stress moving through a world that treats being cisgender as the norm, lacks understanding about what it means to be trans, and mistreats individuals who do not fit into this “norm.” Being misgendered (having people refer to you as the incorrect gender or with incorrect pronouns) can lead to psychological distress, but having other people to talk to can make a big difference in your ability to cope.”
Cooper K, Russell A, Mandy W, Butler C.
From their article: The phenomenology of gender dysphoria in adults: A systematic review and meta-synthesis
Trans rights are Human Rights
Equality for all not just for some
If you, a friend or a family member are having trouble finding information on where to find care in Texas or in the USA, here are some helpful links to either learn more about the Transgender community, or find help.
Local Fort Worth and Texas Statewide websites:
Help Center for LGBTQ Health in Southside Fort Worth, TX
“Our PrEP services are always FREE to everyone regardless of your income or insurance status. Now you can get access anywhere in Texas without visiting our clinics! See a practitioner virtually, do STI self swabs, get required lab work at a Quest lab, and receive your medications at no cost.”
HRC’s campaigns are focused on mobilizing those who envision a world strengthened by diversity, where our laws and society treat all people equally, including LGBTQ+ people and those who are multiply marginalized.
Link to a site that offers advice and lesson plans for educators
LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth serving professionals
If you or someone you know in the LGBTQ+ community is suffering from dependence on drugs, or you would like to learn more on the statistics for drug use in the community, follow this link for information or help.
For Information about Social Media and Cyberbullying -
(suggested by @niko.rainbeau)
Very Well Mind.com
The 5 Best Online Transgender Support Groups of 2021
Best Overall: Trans Lifeline
Best for Young People in Crisis: The Trevor Project
Best for Support Around Surgical Transition: Transbucket
Best for Teens and Their Parents: Gender Spectrum
Best for Mental Health: The Tribe - LGBTQ+ Group