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  • Dear APNA Members, Thanksgiving is a very special holiday. It is an opportunity to reflect on the many blessings in one’s life. Psychiatric-mental health nurses have a passion for what they do that is beyond measure. Every day you do something...

  • The office of the Surgeon General has just released its first ever report on addiction in America. The report, Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health , addresses this public health crisis in our country and offers a way forward...

  • MYTH: Quitting smoking interferes with recovery from mental illness. FACT: Smoking cessation does not exacerbate symptoms of depression or PTSD, nor does it lead to increased substance use or psychiatric hospitalization. 1 November...

  • The Joint Commission Standard PC.03.05.13 requires that "the [organization] continually monitors patients who are simultaneously restrained and secluded," and the APNA Position Paper and Standards of Practice for Restraint and Seclusion state clearly...

  • "May you live in interesting times" was certainly predictive of the last 18 months, eh? In light of these events, especially the reaction to my fellow Americans to the outcome of the Presidential Election, I have read quite a bit about how traumatized...