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Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Needs in the Trans Community

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In today’s U.S., nearly 9 in 10 Americans (87%) know someone who is gay. Far less people (around 30%) know some who is transgender.

However, what is far less well known or understood is how severely the U.S. trans community, around 2 million people, is affected by disproportionately higher rates of mental health disorders and substance addiction, when compared to the general population.

The increased public visibility of transgender celebs like Laverne Cox, Jazz Jennings, and the stars of the hit Netflix series “Pose” has helped to bring some basic level of general awareness.

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