Q&A on Supporting Trans Student Mental Health
As a feature Q&A article for Pride Month, MCI interviews two trans mental health clinicians on the difficulties trans college students face generally and throughout the pandemic. Data from The Healthy Minds Study shows that gender minority students are significantly more likely than their cis-gender peers to experience mental health issues. According to The Trevor Project, more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth have seriously considered suicide.
We interviewed University of Massachusetts’ Trans mental health clinicians, Aspen Alterkun and Bradley Landon, the first Trans clinicians to be hired at the school. They spoke of their experiences supporting students and gave advice on how colleges and universities can provide better environments and support for trans student mental health. Read the full Q&A here.