Politicians, celebrities, activists and citizens speak out in sadness and fury after third major shooting in a week.
I had known, when I entered psychiatry first as a nurse and later as a nurse practitioner, that I would treat suicidal and homicidal people.
In these moments when you want to lose your cool, it's worth asking: What’s to be gained?
They're fictional, but that doesn't make the loss any less real.
Here's a little something I wrote in anticipation of families across America sitting down with each other, post-election, for a healthy dollop of tryptophan, dysfunctional family dynamics and political discord.
What can we do? I don't have the answer to that right now, but I can share some of the things that helped me pick myself up and move on when all I wanted to do was curl up and stay in bed forever.