Finding pis like this are critical in helping people move past the stigma of being transgendered. Being able to see the statistics on suicide, as well as numbers and explanations of just what transgendered is, is needed to move to a place where being transgendered is understood and accepted by society.
“Transgender youth are at incredibly high risk for depression, anxiety, and even suicide,” Bruesehoff continued. “It’s not because there is something wrong with them; it’s because something is wrong our society. The research shows one key thing changes those statistics: support. It is very clear that students who are supported in their homes, their schools, and their communities have a very different experience than those who are not."