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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…

Woman in Surgical Mask Holding small sign that says "What Now?"Coping Skills for Reintegration Post Covid-19

Coping Skills for Reintegration Post Covid-19

By Melissa Farmer, MS, LPC | May 14, 2020 |

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 strain, assisting their children with e-learning, decreased social interactions, increased conflict within the home, adult children returning home, military movements being delayed, and the death…

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a Real Treatment Option for Patients who Suffer From Major Depression

TMS received FDA approval in 2008 to treat "Treatment Resistant Depression", essentially depression that has not responded to traditional treatment. Since TMS's initial FDA approval, tens of thousands of patients...