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Self-Induced Suffering and How to Stop It

By Andrew D., LPCC | January 16, 2023 |

The experience of being human comes with it a daily balancing act of external forces that are often out of our control (e.g. bad drivers on the highway, politics, family emergencies) and the internal forces at work in our minds (e.g. feelings, reactions, thoughts, choices). Sometimes we are consciously unaware of these interactions between the…

Young Black Woman Feeling Anxious And Biting Nails


By Melissa W., MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC | January 6, 2023 |

Guess what mental health disorder I’m describing which impacts 30% in women and 19% in men at some point in their lives: YES! ANXIETY! and guess what? IT’S NORMAL TO HAVE ANXIETY! Anxiety is a normal emotion that is experienced by everyone at some time. Symptoms can be psychological, physical or a mixture of both. …

Care & Share For Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC | October 27, 2022 |

Food Drive We are collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Care and Share for Thanksgiving! Please bring in all donations by November 18th, 2022. Please see below their most needed items: Canned Fruit Canned Vegetables Soup Canned Meat or Tuna Peanut Butter Cereal/ Oatmeal Please make sure that what you donate is not expired.

Social Connectedness and Mental Health Benefits

Social connection is an important and valuable aspect of human life. This is true for people across cultures and lifespans. Studies suggest that being in a relationship with another person...
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What is a Queer-Affirming Provider?

What does Queer mean? The word “queer” used to be an insult towards people who are not heterosexual, and was most often used against gay men. The first definition listed...
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Exercise and Your Mental Health

Research, education, and information dissemination have largely centered on the necessity for exercise to ward off risk for many conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (Lee et al., 2012),...
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Coping Skills for Reintegration Post Covid-19

What can we expect post Covid-19? The Corona Virus has created substantial distress within our society, communities, and family dynamics. Many individuals feel the struggle of losing employment,  experiencing financial...
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COVID-19 Patient Notice

Bright Futures Psychiatry has been following the recommendations made by local, state and national agencies related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the rising concerns, we have decided to...
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A Journey Through TMS

Grace Kane is the sole subject of our Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Case Study. The data collected from her TMS treatment and Ms. Kane’s first-hand accounts are the cornerstones in...
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