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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

Depression

Depression

The importance of being honest about mental health

We all experience mental health challenges at different levels and different times. For some, mental illness is something they have lived with for much of their lives. Others may have never experienced mental health challenges. For this second group, it may be difficult to process new mental health issues when they first occur. “If you ...

Depression

What bipolar disorder is, and what it isn’t

Everyone experiences shifts in mood from time to time. These are often brought about by changes in circumstances, stress, physical ailments or common mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. Having slight shifts in mood throughout your day is normal. For some, however, these mood shifts are more sudden and can move from extreme ...

Depression

Understanding self-injury

Putting oneself in a situation where they will be hurt, physically or emotionally, is against our basic instincts. Most of us do everything we can to avoid pain and unpleasant circumstances. However, for people who struggle with self-injury, this is not always the case. Self-injury is intentional, physical harm a person inflicts on themselves to ...

Depression

How being kind to others helps you

We all know the Golden Rule: “Treat others the way you want to be treated yourself.” From childhood, we are told that kindness is an important part of life. Being kind to others helps make them feel good and helps make the world a better place. But did you know that being kind can also ...

Depression

Mental Health Myths

It’s no secret that there is a stigma surrounding mental health. The stigma effects people’s willingness to seek mental health help, no matter how much they need it. Mental health isn’t always easy to talk about, and isn’t as widely understood as a result. Lack of understanding leads to widespread misconceptions about mental health. This ...

Depression

Tips to Reduce Stress in 2021

Advertisements are filling the mail, decorations are mounting in the stores and the time for planning the events of the season is here. But thoughts of all these activities can bring more stress than pleasure if we lose perspective and allow anxiety to take over. If the holidays are becoming more stressful than joyful, you ...

Depression

Managing alone time and loneliness during the holidays

For many, the holidays are filled with friends, family and constant celebration. People put socialization on overdrive and seem to take no breaks. However, for others, the holidays can feel lonelier than any other time of year. Not everyone has close friends and family to spend their time with during these cold few months. Some ...

Depression

Recognizing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This time of year when the weather is cold, wet and dreary, there are many days when we’d like to pull the covers back over our heads and stay in bed, rather than get out and face the day. We often loosely blame the winter months for sapping our energy, leaving us tired, irritable and ...

Depression

You Can Combat Depression – Anytime Of Year

The holiday season is upon us. Before you know it, you may find yourself gathered around the dinner table with loved ones to enjoy food, fun and festivities. For some, this is a wonderful time of year for reconnecting. Holiday togetherness doesn’t make everyone happy, though, and instead leads to stress and friction. Sadly, there’s ...

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