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For Halloween Costumes, Be Careful Not To Trigger Wrong Reaction

For Halloween Costumes, Be Careful Not To Trigger Wrong Reaction

Few Halloween costumes are completely politically correct. But there are lines that can be crossed when it comes to holiday attire. Mental health professionals caution people that when choosing a costume, look at not just what might generate giggles (or interest from...

When Spring Promise Proves To Be A Burden

For most people, the promise of spring is a time of excitement and optimism. Blooming flowers, new leaves, and the world coming back to life are signals of renewal and growth. But what if the re-emergence of spring doesn’t make you feel hopeful?  What if it has...

Mad About Glitter

When Adult Anger Is A Problem—And When It Can Be A Positive In the last week or so, there’s been plenty of discussion online about a website called shipyourenemiesglitter.com. When stories about it went viral, the popularity of the site blew up, to the point where it...

Mental Health Insurance Coverage And the Affordable Care Act

As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, often my greatest challenge lies not in managing patients’ care, but in coping with insurance issues that arise from their diagnoses. As the open enrollment period nears, I think it’s a good time to revisit the issue of mental...