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Category Archives: Relationships

The Dangerous Combination of Loneliness and Mental Health Issues

Loneliness is something that every human may experience from time to time. It can come about for a number of…

Why Mental Health Education is Important for Families

More and more people are starting to realize the importance of mental health. But, while there is more understanding about…

Addressing Emotional Dysregulation in Mental Treatment is Important

Emotional dysregulation is something that’s often a symptom of mental health issues and is important to address during treatment in…

What are the Most Useful Benefits of Family Therapy?

Here at Yellowbrick, we know that family is integral as a part of the support system for people getting help…

How and Why Counseling for Adoptees Can Help

Many people who are adopted are mistakenly told that their adoption experience is no different from a traditionally born and…

How to Talk About Depression With Your Loved Ones

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life; their behavior, relationships, career or…

Can Negativity Make You Sick?

All the worry and fear about the coronavirus may make you wonder if a positive or negative outlook can have…

Paradigm Shift and Youth

By Michael Losoff, PhDStaff Psychologist, Director of Adolescent Services Yellowbrick A book that has had a vivid impact on me, even…

Going off to and at College: Parents and Emerging Adults in Transition

Jennifer Dunitz-Geiringer, JD, MSW Education and Career Specialist Yellowbrick It is the best of times and it is the worst…

Hold Off Before Hooking Up

Commitment seems to be a word many Millennials struggle with. Traditional dating has been replaced with hooking up, and for…

Beyond Fight or Flight: Healing Intergenerational Wounds

When we carry old resentments and unfinished business from our family of origin, it often haunts us in our current…

Sober Talk to Friends When You Don’t Drink

What can you say to your friends who drink, if you’ve made a commitment not to? It can be embarrassing…

Advice for young adults: Finding the right social supports throughout alcohol addiction recovery

Young adulthood can be a socially difficult time to recover from alcohol addiction. During a decade where the norm is…

Young Adults: Intimate Partner Violence and Depression

This is a personal perspective from a Yellowbrick patient on Intimate Partner Violence as a young adult. A recent Journal…

Fear of Being Alone

Human beings are, fundamentally, social creatures with an innate inclination to move closer to and connect with others. Sometimes, when…

Peer Relationships & Loss: Tragedy

Peer relationships play an integral role as young adults develop their sense of self. When tragedy strikes, like physical, emotional,…

Peer Relationships: Finding Balance, Maturity, and Self-Identity

Healthy peer relationships afford young adults a feeling of togetherness while exploring individuality.  Connecting with people, sharing interests like sports,…

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    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.

    PTSD

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.

    ADHD

    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.

    OCD

    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.