What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and are expert clinicians who assess, diagnose, and treat medical and psychiatric conditions. Nurse Practitioners prescribe medication and provide you with Treatment Plan. The philosophy...

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Veteran Resources

Resources Websites for health-related information for veterans and their families Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center https://dvbic.dcoe.mil Veterans Crisis Line/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255...

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Veterans and Mental Health

Veterans and Mental Health

For those of us who served or are currently serving, we are emotionally affected by the deaths of our service members who died recently in Afghanistan. 13 service members, 90 Afghans died and 150 were wounded due to a suicide bomber in...

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My Safety Plan

Safety Plan is a concrete list of what you will do during a crisis. This list will help you plan for safety. These are techniques to help you get through feelings of being overwhelmed. This list also helps make your immediate environment safer. A...

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Stress and Anxiety

What is Stress and Anxiety? Everyone can experience anxiety. It is an unpleasant feeling, accompanied by physical symptoms such as headaches tightness in the chest, stomach discomfort, restlessness increased heart rate. Some may experience...

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PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may occur from exposure to real or threatened serious physical and mental injury such as childhood trauma, natural disasters, motor vehicle accidents, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, exposure to...

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Trauma-Informed Care

What is Trauma-Informed Care? As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I am aware of neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and other risk factors that can put someone at higher risk for mental illness. Physical, emotional, sexual abuse...

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Dance and Mental Wellness

Dance and Mental Health Researchers from Sweden had studied 100 teenage girls who had issues with depression and anxiety. Half of the females attended dance classes weekly while the other half did not.  Those who attended weekly dance sessions...

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