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Romanelli M, Lu W, Lindsey MA. Adm. Policy Ment. Health 2018; 45(6): 831-849.


McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University, Silver School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA.


(Copyright © 2018, Holtzbrinck Springer Nature Publishing Group)






This study examined how experiences of service denial and discrimination in three health care settings-doctors' offices, emergency rooms, and mental health clinics-might contribute to attempted suicide among transgender adults. Mechanisms of this relationship were examined, including treatment receipt and the use of substances to cope with mistreatment. Perceived emotional social support was also tested as a potential protective factor against the deleterious effects of service denial and discrimination on treatment receipt, substance use, and attempted suicide. The analysis included 4190 respondents from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Structural equation modeling was employed to test hypothesized relationships. Being denied a greater number of services and discriminated against in more settings were associated with lower levels of treatment receipt. Service denial was also correlated with increased rates of coping-motivated substance use and elevated rates of attempted suicide. Treatment receipt mediated the relationships between service denial/discrimination and substance use. Substance use mediated the relationship between treatment receipt and attempted suicide. Higher levels of support were protective to treatment receipt when denied services in one setting, but no longer retained protective effects when denied in two or three settings.

RESULTS have critical implications for service access and delivery and policies that protect transgender help-seekers in the health care system.

Language: en


Discrimination; Health care access; Social support; Suicide; Transgender


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