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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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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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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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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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Good vs. Bad Stress

Most people want to live life as stress-free as possible. We try to stay away from situations that we know will lead to frustration and anxiety. But did you know that stress can be negative or positive? Stress that is characterized as negative is referred to as distress. Examples of common negative stressors are relationship ...

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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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Finding balance as a college student

College is a time in life where people can experience the most freedom. This freedom comes with opportunities such as academic endeavors, new friends and having extra time to learn more about yourself. While this freedom comes with opportunities to explore new things and expand your interests, it also comes with pressures from all around. ...

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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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Giving yourself grace during the COVID-19 pandemic

As we continue isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are pressures all around for everyone to use their “free time” productively. When we continue hearing about what others are doing with their time, we develop unrealistic expectations for ourselves, which can lead to self-criticism when we don’t meet them. There is this deceptive idea that ...

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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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