Becoming Myself: A Transgender Perspective on Behavioral Health *Advisory*

“Becoming Myself:  A Transgender Perspective on Behavioral Health” tells the stories of four transgender residents and the behavioral health challenges they faced as transgender individuals. People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) face greater health threats than their heterosexual peers, partly because of differences in sexual behavior and partly because of social and structural inequities, such as stigma and discrimination. This includes not only threats to their physical health, but to their mental health as well.

For more information about mental health programs and services available for members of the LGBT community, go to

Press release: Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Premiers Video Focusing on Behavioral Health in the Transgender Community (4/15/2016) (pdf)


NOTE: For mature audiences only. This video contains content that may be
difficult or inappropriate for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.