Mindful Self-Compassion to Reduce Suicide Ideation in Transgender Adolescents
2021 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $98,857
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies
Karen Bluth, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Inside the Research
Transgender teens are at heightened risk for suicide ideation. Self-compassion, linked to lower depression and anxiety, can be cultivated through interventions that teach teens skills to treat themselves with greater kindness and acceptance. This study will test the feasibility of an online self-compassion program tailored to the unique needs of transgender adolescents that is targeted to reduce suicide ideation. We will also explore whether specific transgender characteristics, such as being transmale, transfemale, or non-binary, influence outcomes.