1. Egale, Innovative Research Group. “Impact of COVID-19 Canada’s LGBTQI2S Community in Focus”. Apr. 2020. Read the full report
    • The effects of the pandemic are taking a bigger toll on the mental and physical health of the LGBTQI2S community
    • The LGBTQI2S population has been disproportionately impacted financially by COVID-19
  2. Jones B, et al. “Barriers and facilitators of physical activity and sport participation among young transgender adults who are medically transitioning”. International Journal of Transgenderism. Apr. 2017, pp. 227-238. Read full text
    • A study of 14 young transgender adults showing they were less active due to inadequate changing facilities, body dissatisfaction, fears surrounding “passing” and not being accepted by others
    • While motivated to engage in physical activity to increase their body satisfaction and gender congruence, they were unable to do so because of a lack of safer movement spaces 
  3. Millet, N, et al. “Prevalence of anxiety symptoms and disorders in the transgender population: A systematic review of the literature”. International Journal of Transgenderism. Dec. 2016, pp. 27-38. Read full text 
    • There is a higher prevalence of anxiety in the transgender population than in the cisgender population. 
  4. Hilton L, Hempel S, Ewing BA, Apaydin E, Xenakis L, et al. Meditation for Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2017;51:199–213. Read full text 
    • Overall results of the review was that mindfulness meditation is associated with an improvement in depression, physical and mental health quality of life.
  5. Parra-Delgado M, Latorre-Postigo JM. Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: A Randomised Trial. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Published online 2013. Read full text 
    • This study emphasized the importance of acceptance, compassion and kindness. It was found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy had benefits including decreased rumination and worry, improvements in depression and anxiety, improvements in perception of quality of life and distress for those living with chronic pain.