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Centerstone offers advice and education on a variety of current health-related topics and trends. We have articles – most written by our experts in their fields – to help our readers stay informed on new and ongoing mental health issues.

Read about things like:

  • how to fight addiction
  • easy ways to relieve stress
  • recognizing anxiety and depression and how to overcome them
  • what to do if a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts

Anxiety

Anxiety

Four Tips To Ease Your Mood Swings

Mood swings are characterized by a drastic change in emotion from one side of the spectrum to the other. For example, if at one moment you are freely going about your day, and the next moment you’re suddenly upset, irritated or hostile – then you may suffer from mood swings. Mood swings affect both men ...

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Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

The onset of serious psychotic symptoms was sudden and dramatic for George, a 51-year old man living with schizoaffective disorder.   In George’s reality, a mental “Star Chamber” was holding him on trial for crimes too terrible to fathom. These fantasies left him wandering the streets shouting at unseen forces out to destroy him. Due ...

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Spring Clean Your Environment

The flowers and trees are blooming and everyone is sneezing. It must be spring. Spring is a season of rebirth and change – and also lots of scrubbing, dusting and washing, otherwise known as spring cleaning. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stacks of who knows what – the stuff clogging your closet, or the ...

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Living in Uncertain Times: Coping With a New “Normal”

Stress is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. We are living in an uncertain time where stress is common and can be perceived as uncontrollable. It is nearly impossible to go through one day without hearing alarming information on the news about national security concerns, terrorism or disaster. We are reminded often that it ...

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National Stop Bullying Day

Every February, our country marks National Stop Bullying Day. While this isn’t a day most of us commemorate each year, National Stop Bullying Day offers an opportunity for us to consider the children in our lives and begin a community-wide conversation about bullying. This is a conversation that too few adults are having today, but ...

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Six Money Management Tips In Any Economy

With fears of a recession on the rise, managing money has moved to the tops of a lot of people’s minds. Unfortunately, for a lot of families money management can be a challenge for a variety of factors – many of which are beyond their control. That’s why we came up with these six steps ...

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How to Handle Life’s Frustrations: 6 Steps to Reduce the Stress

Computer crashes, traffic tie-ups, waiting in long lines and other unexpected problems can derail your day. How do you deal with these daily trials and troubles? If little things like losing your keys cause you to lose your mind, read on. Here are six steps for practical but deliberate decisions to handle these common life ...

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How to Eliminate Your ANTs

ANTs: Automatic Negative Thoughts Do you notice ANTs every time you go into your kitchen? Or do you seem to have more ANTs in your car or at the office? I’m not talking about the tiny social insects that tend to show up at every picnic or can be found in your teenager’s bedroom. I ...

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How to Change Your Life: The Courage, the Risks and the Rewards

Life can be difficult and uncertain, especially when faced with the prospect of change. Although change is often the key that will positively alter the path of our lives, we shy away from it for fear of leaving behind our comfort zones and entering into the unknown. This fear robs us of our freedom to ...

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Overcoming Anxiety

Do you constantly worry? In today’s dismal economic climate, your anxiety may be at an all-time high. Whether you’re watching your retirement savings shrink, fretting about how to pay for college, worrying about a possible layoff or happily employed but nervously following the news, these are anxiety-provoking times. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful ...