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Grief

Try These 7 Resiliency-Building Tips

Resiliency is more than just coping. It is excelling in both the small and large challenges of life and coming through them stronger than before. It’s the emotional strength that helps you recover quickly – and thoroughly – from change. Resiliency also helps you bounce back after any adversity. Just as spring flowers are able ...

Depression

How Can You Cope with a Crisis?

Tragedies happen in our world every day, and many of these tragedies can affect us deeply. Beyond a trauma that we might face directly, the startling realities we witness through news reports can cause “secondary trauma.” This refers to the negative and sometimes debilitating emotional response we experience when affected by the losses of others. ...

Depression

When To Seek Counseling?

Have you ever felt like life was just too hard? Worried that you can’t take the pressure, stress, and anxiety anymore?  Sometimes the stressors of life – whether situational or ongoing and dire –can be significant prompters to seek professional counseling. Having dreams, a vision and motivation for your life is an excellent pursuit. Yet, ...

Depression

Centerstone Spotlight Series in Alton, IL

Centerstone will hold the first Centerstone Spotlight Series event of 2019 on Jan. 29 at its second floor Great Room at 2615 Edwards St., Alton, from 5-7:00 p.m. The topic of the event will be “Working Through Your Grief.” ...

Grief

How To Deal With Traumatic Events

When we see traumatic events in the news, it is normal to feel vulnerable and upset. Whether someone is directly affected by an event or experiences secondhand exposure, acknowledging feelings about these occurrences is important for one’s mental health. The unpredictable nature of events like these is all the more unsettling. To best prepare for ...

Depression

Living Beyond the Losses of Life: Hope and Healing in Recovery

Loss is a part of all our lives. At some point, we will likely experience the death of a loved one, a shattered relationship or the debilitating effects of illness. How we cope with these tragedies is crucial in determining how we will survive, grow and eventually recover. There are actions we can take to ...

Career

How to Manage Job Loss Grief

Many hard-working adults are noticing that good jobs seem to be going, going, gone – including their own. If you or someone you know has been affected by this startling statistic, here are six suggestions to help manage job loss grief. Acknowledge the Loss Getting over any type of loss takes time, and being “downsized” ...

Family Matters

How to Talk to a Loved One After a Loss

A family death. A home destroyed. A career cut short. These are just a few examples of events that can cause devastation and despair. Loss is part of all our lives, but what do you say to someone who has experienced a recent loss? We often wish we had a magic wand to erase the ...