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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

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Four Great Apps for Kids and Parents

Parents preparing kids for back-to-school season with fresh pencils and paper should also consider equipping them with the right apps. Nearly three-quarters of teens own smartphones, and 25 percent of those reported being “online constantly,” according to the Pew Research Center. This makes clear that back to school for adolescents today involves more than backpacks ...

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7 Tips To Fix Up Your Marriage

It’s gotten to be common knowledge that marriage ends in divorce almost half the time in this country. While marriage is good for a couples’ mental and physical health, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Because guess what? Every marriage is a work in progress. Wise couples realize that occasional relationship remodeling is necessary to ...

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How To Raise Kids – Tips For Dads

It is crucial we help ensure dads have the skills they need to raise healthy, well-balanced children and be an integral part of their families’ success. While everyone knows moms are amazing, we must remember the vital role dads play in raising children – from day one. In fact, children without an involved, loving father’s ...

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A Salute to Military Children

Military children deserve our gratitude Gratitude for our nation’s veterans and active military members are rightfully common across our country. We hold in our hearts the exceptional nature of their bravery and service. Their sense of duty, honor and commitment is crucial to the freedom and security we enjoy as a nation. Less noticed, however, ...

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Ways to Support Military Children, Teens

The pressures of perfectionism and the concerns children and teens face in today’s world are unlike the experiences many adults had during their childhood. A recent analysis by researchers highlights another concerning issue – the number of children and teens who have visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and ...

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Support Sexual Trauma Victims

By the time you finish reading this article, four more Americans will experience sexual assault. The probability that you know someone who has experienced sexual trauma is high. Individuals who are at particularly high risk of sexual assault include children and young adolescents, elderly people — especially those with dementia — as well as individuals ...

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Don’t “Cold Turkey” Technology Over the Holidays

If you’re in charge of making this year’s family Thanksgiving one to remember, a potential recipe for disaster is insisting everyone go “cold turkey” using their handheld devices. No, teenagers shouldn’t be sending Snapchats when grandma asks them repeatedly to pass the cranberry sauce. Be in the moment, kids! While some traditions are bound to ...

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Sparking Conversation About Underage Drinking

Recent reports on underage drinking in the United States reveal good news and bad news. On the bright side, the National Institute on Drug Abuse announced in June that its “Monitoring the Future” survey shows decreasing use of alcohol among 8th through 12th graders. However, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) confirms ...

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Six Steps for Shrinking your Stress in a Shrinking Economy

With the soaring fuel prices, job layoffs and a struggling economy, managing money for most families today is a challenge. But there are steps you can take to make the most of your valuable resources. Here are six steps to consider: Realize your relationship with money Money is as much about emotion as it is ...

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

Loss is a part of all our lives. At some time we will likely experience the death of a loved one, a shattered relationship or the debilitating effects of illness. How we cope with these significant tragedies is crucial in determining how we will survive, grow and eventually recover.  As the table below reveals, there ...