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Social Connectedness and Mental Health Benefits

By Katherine C., LCSW, CAS, CCTP, CTMH | April 5, 2022 |

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 can benefit health, longevity, and a sense of overall well-being. Research also suggests how to maintain social connections in order to preserve relationship quality. To…

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider?

By Jessica King, LMFT | November 5, 2020 |

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 in most dictionaries for the word “queer” is “strange, odd, or unusual”; so it was often used as a derogatory slur. At first it was…

Exercise and Your Mental Health

By Renae Wise, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC | November 4, 2020 |

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), but what about the role of exercise and your mental health? Exercise has proven to be beneficial for improving overall mental well-being. One sizable study…

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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The Link Between Depression & Heart Disease

It is well known that depression can leave you feeling down, hopeless, guilty, sad, and make daily functioning difficult, but have you ever stopped to wonder about how this might...
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Mental Health Resources

There's not many things more frustrating than needing to find information and having to look in a million different places to find what you need. This page was designed to...
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What Is TMS

What is TMS? Bright Futures Psychiatry TMS suite TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in specific areas of the...
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