Source: MedPage Today
Topic: Data Collection/Evaluation, Mental Health/Health, Research Studies
Population Focus: LGBTQ Youth, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
According to data from the 2015-2017 Healthy Minds Study, involving 71 U.S. college campuses, students with nontraditional gender identities reported two to four times as many symptoms of mental health conditions as cisgender students. Co-author Sara Abelson, MPH, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, says that studying college-age students is particularly important because many mental health conditions emerge at this time. College campuses have an important role to play in shaping student mental health, as well as addressing the role of stigmatization of gender minorities in producing stressors that can trigger psychological responses.