Health

Trans Activists Denounce Mental Health Assessments

Doctors should ditch the requirement for a mental health assessment of transgender teens and adults before prescribing them hormone treatment, argues an activist and bioethicist, drawing on their own personal experience in the Journal of Medical Ethics, MedicalXPress reports.  The practice is dehumanizing, unjustified and turns the process of transformation into the treatment of a mental illness,(…)

Transgender Man Receives $93,000 Healthcare Bill after Suicide Attempt

A transgender man has received an enormous bill of $93,000 for eight nights spent in a medical centre after a suicide attempt. Oliver Jordan—who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma—posted a photo of the bill on Twitter,which has since gone viral, amassing more than 30,000 likes and retweets. He captioned the photo: “This is how expensive it(…)

ForLikeMinds Launches First Online Peer-based Support Community Dedicated to Mental Illness and Substance Use for LGBTQ+ Community

Ahead of Pride Day 2019, ForLikeMinds.com  (www.forlikeminds.com) is pleased to announce that it has launched the first online peer-based support community dedicated to mental illness and substance use conditions in the LGBTQ+ community.  ForLikeMinds empowers members to connect and communicate one-on-one and in groups to support, inform, and inspire each other’s recovery from mental illness and substance use.  Recovery(…)