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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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Making the holidays meaningful through tradition

People, especially parents, often put in tireless effort to make the holiday season special. We spend an enormous amount of energy making certain our families, particularly our children, experience a holiday season that is full of tradition and warm memories. “Many of us have warm feelings about the holiday season and are driven to create ...

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Navigating the family dynamic for the holidays

Every person grows up fitting themselves into some type of familial role. This could be the overachiever, the one who got away with everything, the helping hand and the one who grew up too fast to take care of the rest. The same goes for parents and their parenting styles: helicopter parents, hands-off parents, etc. ...

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Strategies to Promote Well-Being at Holiday Gatherings

For many, the holidays mark the most joyful time of the year. The last few months of the year serve as a time to slow down, take a break and enjoy the company of friends and family. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic persisting, the holidays are still a special time, though they may look different ...

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Balancing Involvement to Support Your Children

As caregivers and parents, it is vital that we develop a healthy way to guide, nurture and support the children we love in their daily lives. Every human being has a biological need for connection with others. “Often, early attachment and connection to caregivers and parents lays a foundation for children in how to build ...

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Cyberbullying in the digital world

As communication technology continues to advance, people become increasingly connected through the web and social media. 95% of teens are connected to the internet, and 85% are social media users. While there are many benefits to our high levels of connectedness via social media, there is also a dark side: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying that ...

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Supporting someone who comes out as LGBTQ+

Everyone holds multiple identities that are important to them. These identities have to do with one’s race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, age and much more. We want to be comfortable sharing our identities with those we love. But for some, this can be a scary experience. Those in the LGBTQ+ community may be more hesitant ...

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What codependency is and how to move past it

When we are in need, many of us can think of at least one person we can always rely on, someone who’s willing to drop everything to help us out with anything. But is there a chance that this can be unhealthy? While reliability is a positive characteristic, being ready to help someone at all ...

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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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