While the lion's share of messages, emails, and comments I receive when I write about our family and our son's transition have been supportive and wonderful, there are always the inevitable, "I'd get my kid's head examined" ones.
I am always happy to explain to those folks that finding a therapist was, in fact, our first step for Toby. And it is an ongoing step. He has been in therapy for well over two years now.
Between therapy, unconditional love and support, and a lot of hard work on his end, Toby has made incredible strides from where he was emotionally.
Grab a beverage and read. There is honestly, depth, and insight to be found in these first person accounts. Open your minds as these brave people open theirs to us.
Oh, Toby is #11. #PROUDOFMYSON
35 People Who Transitioned On How It Impacted Their Mental Health - a BUZZFEED ARTICLE