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Maintaining a Routine and Rhythm Video

The pandemic and “shelter at home” orders have upended nearly everyone’s lives, resulting in widespread anxiety, fear, and depression. Trans and non-binary people – especially those of us who also have experienced trauma – may be particularly stressed. To help you...

Reminders of resilience in uncertain times

"It feels like the world is ending," my partner said to me with a voice softened with grief and love. It's a sentiment I've held in my heart alongside many others, not always said the same way but always speaking in subtly resilient languages of panic and longing....

Grounding video

The pandemic and “shelter at home” orders have upended nearly everyone’s lives, resulting in widespread anxiety, fear, and depression. Trans and non-binary people – especially those of us who also have experienced trauma – may be particularly stressed. To help you...

Steven’s Universe

There are some stories, some ways of explaining the world that I keep coming back to. When I worked at a hippie preschool, I learned that children process the world in all its pain and newnesses through play, re-enacting and transforming...

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Accessing mental health care shouldn't harm your mental health.

Yet that's the reality many transgender and nonbinary people face when they seek services from agencies that exclude their experience from intake forms, training, and programming. It’s Mental Health Awareness Month (#MHAM2019) and mental health services that are not trans-inclusive are a very real barrier for #TransMentalHealth.

Use this checklist to see if your agency is ready to serve trans and non-binary people without harming them: forge.tips/2YJJqdW.

[Image: A photo of a clipboard with a pen and paper on it that is titled “Intake Form.” Under the title, it says “are you…” with a checkbox for “male” and “female.” Large bold sans serif font above this image says “Accessing mental health care shouldn’t harm your mental health.” Along the bottom of the image is a translucent white banner that has in it the FORGE logo, “#TransMentalHealth,” and a small icon of a silhouetted head, with the trans colors (pink, blue, and white) inside in the shape of a brain.]
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Accessing mental health care shouldnt harm your mental health.  Yet thats the reality many transgender and nonbinary people face when they seek services from agencies that exclude their experience from intake forms, training, and programming. It’s Mental Health Awareness Month (#MHAM2019) and mental health services that are not trans-inclusive are a very real barrier for #TransMentalHealth.  Use this checklist to see if your agency is ready to serve trans and non-binary people without harming them: https://forge.tips/2YJJqdW.  [Image: A photo of a clipboard with a pen and paper on it that is titled “Intake Form.” Under the title, it says “are you…” with a checkbox for “male” and “female.” Large bold sans serif font above this image says “Accessing mental health care shouldn’t harm your mental health.” Along the bottom of the image is a translucent white banner that has in it the FORGE logo, “#TransMentalHealth,” and a small icon of a silhouetted head, with the trans colors (pink, blue, and white) inside in the shape of a brain.]
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