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Centerstone’s Dalus Ben Avi receives Young Professional Leader Award from Marion Chamber of Commerce

Dalus Ben Avi, director of marketing and community engagement for Centerstone, has been presented with the Young Professional Leader Award from the Marion Chamber of Commerce. In her role as director of marketing and community engagement for Centerstone’s Illinois region, Ben Avi develops and implements new strategies for marketing, community outrach and both internal and ...

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Centerstone earns five-year reaccreditation from American Association of Suicidology

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, has received a five-year reaccreditation from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) for its Crisis Services line of care. The official accreditation recognizes Centerstone Crisis Services as meeting or exceeding all the criteria established by AAS to be named a nationally approved crisis intervention program. The AAS accreditation ...

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Centerstone awarded screening and support services grant

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, was recently awarded a grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) for $99,960 in support of Screening and Support Services (SASS). Through the SASS program, Centerstone provides crisis screenings for youth who may be at imminent risk of psychiatric hospitalization, who are returning from a residential treatment ...

Patricia Meyer receives award for work at Centerstone

Patricia “Pat” Meyer, a clinician at Centerstone, was recently awarded the Ellen T. Quinn Memorial Award by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA). This award is given to an individual with outstanding support and commitment in the delivery of quality community behavioral health services to individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders ...

Timely resources for Tennessee children’s mental health

Tennesseans weathered literal and figurative storms throughout 2020, from deadly tornadoes to the harrowing COVID-19 pandemic that continues to surge, further taxing our psyche and economic recovery even as promising vaccine news develops. While much is being said of the toll borne by adults—emotional stress, economic uncertainty, and higher physical health risks, etc. especially for ...

Centerstone wins several 2020 TAMHO awards

The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) held its 2020 Annual Conference on December 10. The virtual event included TAMHO’s industry awards ceremony where a Centerstone board member, client, and executive leader each received honors. Late Centerstone board member and mental health advocate Joan Sivley was posthumously given the Frank G. Clement Community Service ...

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Making Your Holidays Less Lonely

By Ken Stewart Regional Vice President According to a January 2020 Loneliness Index survey from the Cigna health company, 61 percent of adults in the United States report they are lonely. That’s a seven percent increase from 2018—not to mention a pre-coronavirus lockdown figure. In April, research group SocialPro found that one-third of U.S. adults ...

Centerstone announces retirement of regional CEO Dr. Robert Vero

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health and addiction services, has announced that Dr. Robert “Bob” Vero, regional chief executive officer, will retire from his post effective May 2021. Vero has spent 40 years of his career at Centerstone and helped the nonprofit grow from a relatively small organization into one of the largest community-based ...

Centerstone’s Research Institute names Dr. Shane Kuhlman as Chief Psychology Officer

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health and addiction services, has named Dr. Shane Kuhlman as chief psychology officer for Centerstone’s Research Institute, effective October 5. As the chief psychology officer for Centerstone’s Research Institute, Dr. Kuhlman will collaborate with colleagues throughout Centerstone’s strategic business units to build clinical models and pathways for the treatment ...

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Centerstone earns three-year CARF accreditation

CARF International announced that Centerstone has been accredited for a period of three years for its programs. Centerstone and its legacy organizations have received accreditation for more than 25 years. “Being CARF accredited assures that Centerstone meets the highest quality standards for our programs and our facilities,” says Janette Heath, vice president of clinical excellence ...

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