Transgenders found to exhibit shockingly high rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts
05/20/2017 // Ethan Huff // Views

No matter how aggressively the social engineers try to push the notion that altering one's gender is completely normal, the fact will always remain that transgender individuals are in need of therapy, not adulation. And don't take our word for it: Consider the indisputable evidence presented in a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Transgender Health, which shows that transgender people are up to 22 times more likely to entertain the idea of, or attempt, suicide compared to people who accept their biological genders.

The paper, which is sure to ruffle some feathers, contains meta-synthesis data collected from a large cohort of transgender suicidality literature, including some 22 studies published over a span of 19 years. After evaluating this data to look for variances in rates of attempted suicide, as well as suicidal thoughts, amongst male-to-female and female-to-male transgender respondents, a team of researchers from Canada came to the conclusion that something is horribly amiss in the way transgenders think compared to others.

Based on the data, transgender people are generally very unhappy with their lives, and suffer from severe mental anguish. And while some would try to blame the misery that many transgenders suffer on social stigmas surrounding transgenderism, there is no evidence that this is actually the case. Many transgenders, it turns out, are victims of mental illness who are in desperate need of someone to come along and help them recover – not to affirm them in their disorder.

"Suicidality and other forms of mental health distress are health disparities that increasingly are being documented and studied in the academic literature as disproportionately affecting transgender people and populations," says Robert Garofalo, M.D., M.P.H., a professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Garofalo is also Editor-in-Chief of Transgender Health, and Director of the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.


"With this work, Noah Adams and colleagues advance the field by conducting a meta-analysis giving important epidemiologic data that can then be used to develop interventions designed to help transgender people who are having suicidal thoughts or are experiencing psychological distress."

World Health Organization says transgenderism is a mental illness

It is only in recent times that transgenderism has even been considered to be something other than a serious mental illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) has long classified transgenderism as deviant in terms of its correlation to mental health. WHO's current edition of International Classification of Diseases (I.C.D.) implicates transgenderism being a mental illness, though its 2018 iteration is slated to have this classification removed.

But simply accepting transgenderism as normal, as much as this might placate our crumbling civilization, won't in any way help transgenders to be happier, nor will it decrease their risk of wanting to kill themselves. Mental illnesses like transgenderism need to be addressed head on in order to help mentally ill people to get back on track – they certainly don't need to be told that all is well.

"This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects," says Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, citing evidence that the vast majority of children who express transgender feelings over time "spontaneously [lose] those feelings."

"The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken – it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes."


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