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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 […]

Internet health information can reduce parents’ trust in doctors’ diagnoses

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics   Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests online health information can influence whether parents trust a diagnosis made by their child’s doctor, potentially leading to delayed treatment.   The study abstract, “Paging Dr. Google: The Effects of Online Health Information on Parental Trust in Pediatrician’ Medical […]

Divorcing and Social Media – The Urge to Overshare

By Cindy Romer, Yellowbrick Accredited Divorce Coach   There is hurt when dissolving a marriage. A break up used to be a personal matter but in a world where we check Facebook more times than the mirror, we all know each other’s business. While we are navigating a divorce, it can be the most unhappy, lonely […]

When words become weapons: Suicide prevention and kids’ online behavior

By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   On July 12, 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter repeatedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself.  He was in his truck in a K-Mart parking lot, pumping the cab full of carbon monoxide gas. When he stepped out of the truck, she ordered him by text to […]