The Tricky Thing About Being Trans and Having a Mental Illness

(Content Note: misgendering, anti-trans violence)

“Mental illness is mental illness no matter who you are, right?”

Anyone can have a mental illness – but when you’re getting negative messages about your identity, a mental illness can really add to your struggles.

Do you know how this can show up for trans folks with mental illnesses? Here’s a comic that breaks it down, and shares some helpful tips for what to do about it.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Robot Hugs is a webcomic that discusses identity, gender, and sexuality, explores depression and mental illness, and often includes cats. The creator lives in Toronto; they have a degree in Linguistics and a graduate degree in Information Studies. Specifically, they identify as a non-binary genderqueer peoplequeer mentally ill non-monogamous kinky critical feminist robot. Their hobbies include worrying, being concerned about things they can’t change, being angry, being uselessly angry, hiding from the world, and knitting. Follow Robot Hugs on Twitter @RobotHugsComic.