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  • President Trump Declares The Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

    Centerstone applauds the President’s declaration. Today, opioid addiction claims more young adult lives than any other chronic disease, and we see the heartbreaking damage wreaked by it in our clinics each day. The additional resources this declaration provides will move our nation’s healthcare delivery system a step closer to addressing this epidemic. Recovery from substance abuse,… Read More

  • Melissa Larkin-Skinner Addressed FL Senate Committee On Opioid Crisis

    Melissa Larkin-Skinner, chief executive officer of Centerstone Florida, testified in front of Florida’s Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, October 12 to share on-the-ground perspectives on the opioid epidemic in Florida and encourage the state government to allocate sufficient funding for substance use disorder prevention and treatment. “We are in the midst of a devastating… Read More

  • Centerstone Advocates for Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C.

    Earlier this week, Centerstone representatives from Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois descended upon Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., as part of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual Hill Day. The tenor of this year’s event focused both on the progress our industry has made over the past few decades as well as a strong acknowledgement that stigma and… Read More

  • Centerstone Florida Offices To Re-Open Wednesday, September 13

    Melissa Larkin-Skinner, CEO of Centerstone Florida sent this report: Centerstone Hospital and Addiction Center made it through the storm with a few trees down and a 6 hour power outage today. The hospital location operated continuously throughout the storm and operations will continue now that the storm has passed. Centerstone Sawyer in Sarasota and Centerstone SR 64 in Bradenton are… Read More

  • HURRICANE-RELATED CLOSINGS: Centerstone Florida Outpatient Offices Closed September 11-12

    Centerstone Florida outpatient offices will be closed both Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. Given the potential storm damage, travel difficulties, and curfew until 3:00 p.m. Monday, we cannot re-open Tuesday. At this time we will attempt to re-open Wednesday, September 13. We will post additional updates after we assess the situation. Centerstone Hospital and Addiction… Read More

  • Closings Announced For Hurricane Irma

    Due to Hurricane Irma, Centerstone Florida Outpatient Services will be closed at all outpatient locations on Monday, September 11. Clients with appointments scheduled for Monday will be contacted with rescheduling details. Should the offices be closed beyond Monday, updates will be made at that time.  Centerstone Behavioral Hospital is open and will remain open. In an emergency, please… Read More

  • Centerstone Asks, “What Makes You Happy?”

    One of the most important ways to take care of your mental health is to do what makes you happy. But “happiness” means different things to different people, and Centerstone would like to showcase the various ways people experience happiness. Tell us what makes you happy, help us spread the cheer around and in return, you could win a Centerstone messenger bag! Submissions To enter… Read More

  • Suicide Rates Rising Among Middle-Aged Men

    by Becky Stoll Becky Stoll, LCSW, is vice president for Crisis and Disaster Management at Centerstone in Nashville, Tennessee, and a member of the National Action Alliance’s Zero Suicide in Healthcare Advisory Group. They are our fathers, husbands, sons, friends, community leaders—and they are increasingly at risk of death by suicide. Middle-aged men in the United States (defined as… Read More