Transgender people are no longer seen by psychologists as having anything wrong with them just because they are transgender.
However, psychologists and other care professional are very much concerned if there is distress or impairment. And transgender people can sometimes be distressed by their circumstances.
If there is distress, it may be nothing to do with being transgender, it may be down to depression or some other unrelated factor. But quite often transgender people suffer ongoing distress and insecurity because they are oppressed by conservative society's prejudices.
It is important to remember that it's not our problem, it is society's problem. As part of the LGBT family, we are a minority to be cherished. Society needs to protect us from the uncivilised who try to bully us because we’re different.
If you feel distressed in any way, do not hesitate to seek help. A modern care professional will not judge you for your transgenderness, and will absolutely understand if you need help in fortifying yourself against frequent onslaughts of negativity. We list possible contacts on our Irish Resources page.
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