I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.
Gender Dysphoria or Transgender
The below definition for Gender Dysphoria or Transgender was taken from Web MD. To read more click here:
People who have gender dysphoria feel strongly that their gender does not match their biology.
For example, a person who has a penis and all other physical traits of a male might feel instead that he is actually a female. That person would have an intense desire to have a female body and to be accepted by others as a female. Or someone with the physical characteristics of a female would feel her true identity is male.
Feeling that your body does not reflect your true gender can cause severe distress, anxiety, and depression. “Dysphoria” is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with your normal life, for instance at school or work or during social activities.
This is not something that I suffer from, but I can imagine how difficult it could be to feel that you should be the opposite sex from what you are born with. Now I am female and in no way would I want to be a male and if that was how I was born I can only imagine how distressed I would feel.
In today’s world people are coming out and showing their true feelings, which include sexual orientation and other gender related conditions. People in this situation may have tremendous mental health conditions ranging from minor to severe where they won’t even touch or look at themselves and the offending body parts.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian