Communication

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Re-inventing Thanksgiving Expectations

By Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I’m not sure if it’s because I love sweet potato casserole (minus the marshmallows), homemade cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie or because it’s the only holiday we celebrate that is non-religious and non-materialistic. Probably a little bit of both. Because my parents […]

Busted! 3 Reasons Not to Sext. Ever!

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R The family came in ashamed and scared. They wanted me to dictate what to tell their 12-year-old child about her sexting with a 16-year-old boy. I said wait, slow down. Just like a journalist’s job is to show not tell, a therapist’s job is to guide not do. I […]

Will machine learning stop suicide?

By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   We are making great strides in preventing the things that kill Americans, except in stopping suicide. Since the turn of the century, we’ve gotten worse at suicide prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death, claiming 44,193 lives in 2015, and is the second leading cause of death […]

Talking About Weinstein at your Dinner Table

By Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer Like most of you, here at Yellowbrick, we are saddened to read about the many women who have allegedly been victimized by Harvey Weinstein. While there are many perspectives on issues of sexual violence towards women, we are impressed with the overall reaction of the public and entertainment sector, […]

Six Hands-On Ways to Foster Empathy in Your Kids

By Hailey Hudson   Empathy—the ability to understand the pain of others—is in short supply among kids these days. Empathy is incredibly important because it breeds action, and fostering empathy in children is especially important because kids are growing into the adults that will shape the future of our world. But when kids just don’t […]

5 Tips for Parents to Help Their Depressed Young Teen

By Judy Guess, PhD   Middle school stunk. If I had a chance to relive a time in my life it may be college, my 20’s, even grade-school, but never frickin middle school. All I recall from middle school is everyone was cooler than me and had more friends. Yet still, I was oddly surprised […]