Non-Binary People’s Perceptions on Mental Health:
The Comparison Between Self and Binary Transgender People

Status: Coding data

About This Study


​​The purpose of this study is to provide more information about the mental health of non-binary people. The existing literature primarily focused on binary transgender people with little information of non-binary people’s experiences. This study will provide non-binary individuals an opportunity to contribute data surrounding their own perception of their mental health in addition to how they perceive binary transgender people’s mental health and access to care. Our further goal is to gather information regarding the supports and stressors that play a role in non-binary people’s mental health.

Research Team

Corey Flanders
Corey Flanders

Corey Flanders (she/they) is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology and Education Department at Mount Holyoke College, and the director of the WISH research team. Corey conducts research with LGBTQ+ community on mental and sexual health equity and access, and in particular focuses on the health and wellness of bi+ community. Corey also enjoys made-for-tv sci-fi monster movies, and hanging out with their kiddos (2- and 4-legged, alike).

Cecilia Myers-Rafferty

Hi! My name is Cecilia and I use she/her pronouns. I'm a junior with a major in Psychology and a minor in Critical Social Thought. My main research interests are in mental health and the impact stigma can have on anyone's mental well-being. A fun fact about me is that I love to tie-dye and draw in my freetime :)

Katherynn Susa

Kat (she/her) is a junior at Mount Holyoke College majoring in Psychology and Education. She is interested in mental health issues and trauma in children. During her free time, she enjoys being in her friends and family’s company, listening to music, and playing with her dog named Teddy.

Sydney Williams

Sydney Williams (she/her) '23


Psychology major, environmental studies minor


Research interests: Mental health, trauma, stigma, emotional processing, adolescent development


Fun fact: I have 16 aunts and uncles on my father's side