It's no secret that politics can be polarizing. So how can you handle a colleague who's vocal about his differing views? How can mental health professionals maintain a therapeutic alliance with patients who have such different political values?


Mindfulness, according to Avani Thakkar, BHMS. PMHNP-BC, MHA, is a key component of a nonjudgmental response, which she explains in her post Is It Possible to be Both Mindful and Political? on Mind Matters from Menninger, The Clinic's blog on Psychology Today's website.


If you're struggling with a colleague, patient, family member or friend when it comes to politics, check out Thakkar's post for tips to help.


Thakkar is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with our Compass Program for Young Adults.