Many trans individuals report notable elevations in mental health concerns as a result of the social rejection and oppression that they are exposed to in their immediate and broader communities. Mental health disparities exist across a number of areas, such as depression, anxiety, and suicidality, as well as other forms of psychological distress. Drivers of these mental health disparities include exposure to adverse life events, minority stressors, gender dysphoria, and other contextual factors. Trans individuals who are supported in their identities experience benefits to their mental health and a reduction in health disparities. This entry outlines what is currently known about the mental health disparities reported by trans individuals and the factors that are driving these negative mental health outcomes. This is followed by an ...

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