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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Body Image: Effects and Representation

Body image is a person’s subjective mental image of their own body, how they see themselves when looking in the mirror. This includes how you feel about your height, shape, and weight and how you sense and control your body as you move. Body image is impacted by your memories from your own life and ...

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Moving Forward from Grief

It is hard to sum up 2020 with any word better than grief. Most of us have experienced some type of life-changing loss. Some have grieved losing a loved one to COVID-19 or other illnesses, and we have all grieved the loss of our normal routine. So how do we move forward into this New ...

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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 ...

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year always marks a time for establishing new goals and habits. There is an instinctual pull from within to try to start fresh and better ourselves, and these resolutions help us do just that. This year, as the COVID-19 crisis persists and people subsequently continue to face physical and mental ...

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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 ...

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How to Let Go of the Past to Free Your Future

Before any great team plans their strategy for an upcoming big game, they review the events of past games. They decide what to continue, what to stop, and what new plays can be implemented. They also assess their weaknesses so they can learn from them and move ahead. Like sports teams, you can assess your ...

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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 ...

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Gratitude: The Key to Recovery

By Mandy Hazel Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager November is a time many people set aside to express gratitude for all the things for which they are grateful. Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation and return kindness.” People in recovery go through a journey of a spiritual awakening ...

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