The importance of support for trans* people

In this 5 minute video from the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Walter Bockting, PhD, discusses findings from his latest paper, a national online study of transgender individuals’ mental health and the factors that lower psychological distress. The study, which provides the first empirical evidence that identity pride, family support and peer support can protect against anxiety and depression in the transgender population, was published in the American Journal of Public Health.