PRIDE WEEK of MENTAL HEALTH-
As you know, we are celebrating the last week of pride month as Pride week of mental health. Pride month is celebrated globally to support our dear friends and cherish their freedom of sexualities.
While doing so, we as a 'Practical Anxiety solution' team believe that not only the outer world nor the society we live in needs some change.
To be at peace, we must have a mental health awareness movement among the LGBTQ+ community. This is our way to support the ongoing pride month! Pride Week of Mental Health.
MENTAL HEALTH IN NON-BINARY TRANSGENDER ADULTS
What is a non-binary transgender adult?
There is the usual way of seeing things regarding sexuality and gender, and that is, there are only two genders! That is called gender binary because binary means having two parts (male and female). Therefore, 'Non-binary' is the common term people use to describe genders that don't fall into one of these two categories.
Nonbinary is one whose gender identity does not fit within binary genders. They are usually under the umbrella term of transgender. A community that refers to people whose gender identity does not correspond with their sex assigned at birth.
Nonbinary people are like transgender. Non-binary is also used as a general term, but there are many ways to identify outside the binary. There are those whose gender identity:
- isn’t fixed, such as gender-fluid people;
- experience a variety of masculine, feminine, or androgynous identities, such as pangender people;
- do not identify with any gender, such as agender people. (Richards, C., Bouman, W.P., Seal, L., Barker, M.J., Nieder, T.O. and T’Sjoen, G., 2016)
TYPES of NON-BINARY TRANSGENDER ADULTS-
Social and mental problems faced by non-binary adult
Being a non-binary adult doesn’t automatically mean someone will have mental health issues. But it is observed that non-binary adults face more issues while coping with society.
A recent study found that over the previous year:
- half of the non-binary adults had experienced depression, and three in five had experienced Anxiety
- one in eight non-binary adults aged 18-24 had attempted to end their life
- almost half of the non-binary adults had thought about taking their life.
Hate crimes in non-binary adult
Hate crimes are crimes committed against people because of their race, sexuality, religion, gender identity, or disability. Members of the non-binary adult community are at a greater risk of experiencing hate crimes than heterosexual people.
Certain non-binary adult groups are at particular risk, including gay men, young people, and those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups.
Around one in eight non-binary adults have experienced unequal treatment from healthcare staff because they are non-binary adults. One in seven have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination.
Common Mental health issues faced by non-binary adults -
Following are the mental problems faced by nonbinary transgender adults.
- Trauma Disorders
- Suicide Risk in LGBTQ Populations
- Substance Abuse
- Eating Disorders
3 SIMPLE STEPS TO GET AWAY FROM MENTAL PROBLEMS -
Following are the five things you can do to improve your mental health-
Give Importance Yourself-
The first and most important thing is to value yourself.
Treat yourself with kindness and love, and respect. Try to avoid self-criticizing. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument, or become fluent in another language.
Take care of your body:
Always take care of your body. keep on improving your physical strength in order to get over mental trauma
- Eat nutritious meals
- Avoid smoking and vaping.
- Drink plenty of water
- Exercise, helps decrease depression and anxiety and improves mood
Quiet your mind:
Try meditating, Mindfulness. Relaxation exercises and prayer can improve your state of mind and outlook on life. Research shows that meditation may help you feel calm and enhance the effects of therapy.
FORGET WHAT'S OUTSIDE! FOCUS ON WHAT'S INSIDE!
Our suggestion to the non-binary adult’s community out there is never to focus on what's going on outside. In the outside world, it may be your pretentious friends, maybe someone notorious from your family, or even someone from your professional circle.
Never focus on the outer negative world; focus on what matters. Your MIND! Your mind being at peace is the only way to achieve sheer positivity and comfort even in the long ongoing social hassle. Never focus on what's outside; focus on what matters! You!
Happy Pride Month to All 'Practical Anxiety Solutions users. Stay mentally fit. Stay happy!