I work in the interdisciplinary field of transgender health. I’m also a nonbinary person and go by they/them/their pronouns. When I first started working with other trans people over fifteen years ago, this work was only on the fringes of cultural awareness for most mental health professionals, a niche or specialty that did not concern most.
Here at New Harbinger, we strive to develop high quality, evidence-based, affordable tools for mental health, so that there is as little barrier to help as possible. We believe that mental healthcare is a human right, and for more than 40 years, our mission has always been to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Because we believe mental healthcare should be accessible to all, we decided to act. This month, we put up a Little Free Library outside our offices in Oakland, California, thereby offering free books to our local community.
Psychological flexibility represents the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model of health—it's the element we want to foster and grow in our clients while modelling it ourselves as mental health professionals.