Health & Wellness Articles – Centerstone

Health & Wellness

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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The stresses of military life on marriages and families

Many of us take life for granted in this land of the free and home of the brave. Celebrating holidays and birthdays, putting down roots and watching them grow, family gatherings and lasting friendships, setting personal and career goals with a direct path for happiness and prosperity. But for the population of heroes among us, ...

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Labor Day recipe for the whole family

Labor Day is just around the corner—happening this year on Monday, September 7. Even though 2020 is a year characterized by staying at home more than ever, Labor Day still marks a short time when we can take a break from the busyness of our lives. It’s a great day to connect with family and ...

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How to support someone dealing with a substance use disorder

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental health condition, not a choice. Addiction is a serious mental and physical battle, and recovery does not come overnight. In 2017, approximately 19.7 million people aged 12 or older had an SUD. Of these, 14.5 million people struggled with alcohol, 7.5 million with illicit drug use and ...

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Parenting school-aged children during COVID-19

As COVID-19 spread and schools closed their doors, parents of school-aged children had to adjust quickly. For many, the idea of trying to work full-time, remain a dutiful employee and also now educate their children was overwhelming. Many of these feelings have only increased as quarantine has continued. With no foreseeable ‘end in sight,’ this ...

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Answers to common questions about Foster Care

The need for foster families continues to exponentially grow, but if you have never had experience with foster care, you likely will have many questions. There are several common misconceptions about foster care, the children that are in need of a home, what the ideal foster family looks like, and more. We spoke with our ...

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Reducing Back-to-School Stress for Students

As we quickly approach the first, “first day of school” with COVID-19, we recommend proactive preparation to help ease your child’s transition out of the home and back to school. Become Informed: Determine what your school system’s policies and practices will be for students and staff. If you disagree with the policies, temper your opinions ...

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Fostering Teenagers: The Urgent Need

Children of all ages in foster care typically come from a background of trauma, abuse, or neglect, but the need for foster families willing and able to care for teenagers is profound. According to HSS, (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), teenagers, between 13 to 19, make up 43% of the caseload and child ...

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Kinship Foster Care: What is it and How Can I Get Involved?

Kinship foster care is the placement of a foster child into a home where there is an adult relative or person with a significant relationship with the child. In Indiana, “kinship” is defined as being related by blood, such as a cousin, sibling, niece, nephew, grandchild, or other family member. In other states, you have ...

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Helping Children with Autism during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for nearly every person around the globe ­­– our daily routines have transitioned dramatically and many of us are having to adjust our typical methods of working, going to school, and even shopping for groceries. One thing we should be mindful of, however, is how this crisis might be ...

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Talking To Your Teens about Coronavirus

These are stressful times indeed. As parents, we are overwhelmed with sheltering our entire families in place as well as myriad other stressful circumstances (groceries, bills, jobs and so much more). Likewise, our teens are feeling a lot of stress and need our help adjusting to this “new normal” that is certainly anything but. “I ...

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