WBEZ: Out of the Shadows: Wearing the Wrong Skin

WBEZ’s Out of the Shadows series looked to identify some factors that could exacerbate mental illness in teens–among them, sexuality.

Straight or gay, coming to terms with one’s sexuality is one of the biggest hurdles a teenager crosses. Transgendered people often face ridicule that can trigger anxiety and depression–often accompanied by alcohol and drug abuse.

Julianne Hill tells the story of Kerry, a teen who struggled with his transition.

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Client: WBEZ Out of the Shadows

Date: October 21, 2011

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