Transgender People Disproportionately affected by Mental Health Issues

Posted on: Thu 7 Sep 2017

“The way people have expectations on children to be a specific way …  I was expected to be a boy and that expectation put pressure on me, which in turn created depressive symptoms.”

Transgender Advocate Kristyana Finch speaking with Jennie about a recent study showing an alarming rate of young transgender Australians struggling with mental health problems and what can be done to help.

If you or someone you know is suffering from mental health issues you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Produced by Morgan Burley

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