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Anxiety

Four Tips To Ease Your Mood Swings

Mood swings are characterized by a drastic change in emotion from one side of the spectrum to the other. For example, if at one moment you are freely going about your day, and the next moment you’re suddenly upset, irritated or hostile – then you may suffer from mood swings. Mood swings affect both men ...

Anxiety

Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

The onset of serious psychotic symptoms was sudden and dramatic for George, a 51-year old man living with schizoaffective disorder.   In George’s reality, a mental “Star Chamber” was holding him on trial for crimes too terrible to fathom. These fantasies left him wandering the streets shouting at unseen forces out to destroy him. Due ...

Anxiety

A New Approach to Chronic Pain and Anxiety

Opioid addiction continues to grow nationwide and kills three people in Tennessee each day. At a Centerstone clinic in Nashville, Dr. Alicia Batson offers clients an alternative to prescribed opioids and benzodiazepines in the treatment of chronic pain and anxiety—based on her personal experience. Having always believed there was no separation between the mind and ...

Anxiety

Trauma Informed System of Care Conference in Illinois

Speakers have been announced and registration is now open for the Trauma Informed System of Care Conference, co-hosted by Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care. The conference will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College’s main conference center in Carterville, IL. Register online ...

Addiction

Seeking Clients for Illinois Grant Program

Centerstone is seeking new clients to enroll in a new grant funded program. The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grant was awarded to Centerstone to expand and improve community health care in Southern Illinois. The focus population includes individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorder, co-occurring disorders, and children and adolescents with serious ...

Anxiety

A Call for Help: The Right Voice Can Save Lives

Sometimes a phone call can save a life. Ask Virginia, an Army veteran who once dreamed of becoming a JAG lawyer. Virginia struggled with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts for nearly 15 years. She spoke with therapists, nearly too many to count, but never felt heard or understood. She was discouraged and unsure where to ...

Anxiety

Spring Clean Your Environment

The flowers and trees are blooming and everyone is sneezing. It must be spring. Spring is a season of rebirth and change – and also lots of scrubbing, dusting and washing, otherwise known as spring cleaning. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stacks of who knows what – the stuff clogging your closet, or the ...

Anxiety

Resources for Youth Facing Traumatic Events

Due to a recent school suicide in Indiana, Centerstone wants to make sure the resources to talk to your children and teens about recent traumatic events are readily available. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has dozens of helpful articles to help parents and teachers - use search terms like "tip sheet" or "school violence" in the search field to find links to great articles. https://www.nctsn.org/resources. ...

Anxiety

Living in Uncertain Times: Coping With a New “Normal”

Stress is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. We are living in an uncertain time where stress is common and can be perceived as uncontrollable. It is nearly impossible to go through one day without hearing alarming information on the news about national security concerns, terrorism or disaster. We are reminded often that it ...

Anxiety

National Stop Bullying Day

Every February, our country marks National Stop Bullying Day. While this isn’t a day most of us commemorate each year, National Stop Bullying Day offers an opportunity for us to consider the children in our lives and begin a community-wide conversation about bullying. This is a conversation that too few adults are having today, but ...