By Charity Hagains MA, LPC-S
Superbowl 51 is officially in the books as the greatest comeback in NFL history; and while many people were focused on the field, the rest of us were drawn into the commercials. There was a definite theme to this year’s marketing in between plays. Equality, diversity, and inclusion took center stage throughout America’s most watched game. As our country struggles to maintain unity, the advertisers took this opportunity to highlight messages of encouragement and remind us we each belong and are valuable members of a whole. While most of the evening I thought about the truth in that theme, I also wondered if we, as a society, could do more to help others understand what that message looks like in practice.