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
Rose Fitzgerald

Rose (they/them) is a freshman at Mount Holyoke College. They have no clue what they're going to major in, but would like to pursue a career in sex education or sustainable agriculture. Their interests outside of school include painting, knitting, roller skating, smelling candles at Target and gardening.

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).

Tingshu Liang

Tingshu Liang (she/her) is an international student and a senior at Mount Holyoke College. She is majoring in Psychology and Education. Her interests are in mental health and development. She is currently the E-board member in MHC Psychology Association and ODM dance club. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, watching Anime, and playing video games.

Cecilia Myers-Rafferty

Hi! My name is Cecilia and I use she/her pronouns. I'm a senior 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 senior at Mount Holyoke College majoring in Psychology and Education and minoring in Sociology. She is also a liaison for the Psychology and Education department. 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, watching shows, and playing with her dog -Teddy.

Sydney Williams

Sydney Williams (she/her) '23
Psychology major, environmental studies minor

- Co-Chair of APAU
- Social Media Coordinator of MHCPPGA
- Senior Admissions Ambassador
Research interests: Mental health, trauma, stigma, emotional processing, adolescent development
Fun fact: I have 16 aunts and uncles on my father's side