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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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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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4 Tips to Help Older Adults Stay Connected

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while the greatest risk of infection is among those who are in close contact with people who have COVID-19, older people and people with underlying health conditions appear to be about twice as likely to develop serious outcomes versus otherwise younger, healthier people. To ...

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Six Tips to Make In-Home Education Easier for Parents

During the current COVID-19 crisis, many parents are settling into their new routine of turning their living rooms and kitchens into classrooms for their children as public and private school systems are transitioning their learning online. But for many kids (and parents), this is an entirely new experience and may cause some challenging times. “We ...

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5 Tips to Help Teens and Young Adults during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is changing everyone’s life, but for teens and young adults, the changes are especially notable. They’re at the age when they’re the most social and yearning for independence, but instead they’re being told that they have to distance themselves from their friends and stay at home with their families. “Teenagers everywhere are ...

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7 Tips for Parents to Support their Children’s Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic has many of us fearful for what’s to come next. The unknowns of the disease and the course it will take is causing a great deal of stress and anxiety. Many adults can recognize these feelings, but children don’t necessarily know how to process them or how to cope. “Children are likely ...

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy based on the science of behavior and learning. Individuals who study ABA seek to understand how behavior works and what role the environment plays in the behavior of an individual. ABA therapy is individualized to the child or adult that a clinician is working with, and ...

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Tips to Prevent Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Crisis

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender identity. It may be physical, sexual, emotional, or include threats of actions that influence another person. It occurs when one person in a relationship wants to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. During the current COVID-19 ...

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