Resources for and about Trans & Nonbinary People

Original content for this page was based on:
Providing Compassionate Counseling For Transgender And Questioning Youth And Adults
Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference
July 21-23, 2015 in Kansas City
Stephanie Mott, BSW and Marcia Epstein, LMSW
Many thanks to Matthew Blankers, LMSW; Ry Testa, PhD; and Anthony Weeks, MFT for providing some of the resources included.
#MWSP2015 Compassion W Transgender Presentation PowerPoint

Resources for and about Trans & Nonbinary People:
Because all support reduces suicide risk
(with periodic updates)

ACLU: Protecting the Rights of Transgender Parents and Their Children

American Psychological Association: Answers to Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Black Transmen, Inc.

Black Transwomen (site temporarily down 7/20/2015)

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

Child Mind Institute website area “Gender & Sexuality”
scroll down to “Supporting LGBTQ+ Kids and Young Adults”

Family Acceptance Project 
Their “LGBTQ YOUTH & FAMILY RESOURCES To Decrease Mental Health Risks & Promote Well‐Being”

FORGE: Anti-Violence, Trans Aging

The Gender Book

The Gender Quest Workbook

Gender Spectrum: Mental Health info

Gender Spectrum: School Trainings

GLAAD Transgender FAQ Transgender Resources Guide

Human Rights Campaign: Supporting & Caring  for Transgender Children

Human Rights Campaign: Welcoming Schools

A resource by the wonderful Stephanie Mott until her life ended in 2019
Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP) (no longer)

Make Your Crisis Center More LGBTQ-Friendly
by Athena Brewer, MA, LMFT

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Click to access Trans-Definitions-2012.pdf

Mindframe Media Guide For LGBTI Suicide and Mental Illness
(from Australia),-gay,-bisexual,-transgender-and-intersex-people

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Safe Spaces: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth (2015 video)

National Clearinghouse on Family and Youth
NCFY News (9/8/2016): NCFY Reports: Serving Transgender Youth

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

National Geographic American Outliers Gender Change (video)

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Transgender Discrimination Survey

Parents of Transgender Kids

PFLAG Guide To Being A Trans Ally

RAD Remedy: National resource database for physical and mental health care, “dedicated to connecting trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care.”

SAVE LGBTQ Resources
SAVE is the national organization: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Saving Our Lives: Preventing Suicide in Transgender Communities (video)

Southern Poverty Law Center: LGBT Rights

Suicide Attempts Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults (report)

Teenline Educational Video: LGBTQ

Trans 101: Gender Diversity Crash Course, Australia


Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center – Talking About Trans Suicide

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Teens
by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney


Trans Lifeline


Trans People of Color Coalition

TransYouth Family Allies

The Trevor Project

U.S. Transgender Survey 2015

The follow up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people

World Professional Organization for Transgender Health

Covering Transgender in Media Recommendations

GLAAD Media Reference Guide Transgender Issues

National Center on Transgender Equality, Writing About Transgender People and Issues

For the USA: Free 24/7 Crisis Supports

Crisis Text Line, text “Start” to 741-741

NSPL 800-273-8255 (TALK)

Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project 866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 Option 1