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Anxiety

Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

Thought disorders affect how one acts, thinks and feels. A person suffering from a thought disorder, such as schizophrenia, can experience hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. Genetics and one’s own brain chemistry all contribute to the risk of developing the condition. Sadly, schizophrenia and other thought disorders can affect anyone.   Meet “George” The onset of ...

Depression

Coping with a Crisis

Tragedies happen in our world every day, and many of these tragedies can affect us deeply. In fact, a majority of crisis calls come from young people. The startling realities we witness through pervasive news reports on television and the internet can cause “secondary trauma.” Secondary trauma is the negative and sometimes debilitating emotional response ...

Addiction

Centerstone Advocates for CCBHCs, Meets with Senate Leader McConnell

Recently, Centerstone staff members joined the National Council for Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C. to advocate for The Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 824/ H.R. 1767). The Excellence Act would bring Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) to 11 new states and add two more years for the eight states ...

Mental Health

Mental Health Myth Busting

This month marks the seventieth anniversary of Mental Health Month. In the decades since the first observance, stigma surrounding mental health issues has greatly reduced. However, misconceptions and misinformation still exist. It is vital for the one in five Americans who live with mental health conditions that we debunk mental health myths that persist. I ...

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 ...

Mental Health

Peer Support Services at Capitol Hill in Nashville

Centerstone Peer Support Services staff and clients took part in Behavioral Health Day at Capitol Hill in Nashville on March 20 for a time of fun, fellowship, advocacy and education. Centerstone Peer Support Services provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals with mental illness or addiction gain confidence, build social skills, develop new friendships and ...

Mental Health

Centerstone Takes Home Award

The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) honored Centerstone with their Community Friend Award at the Phoenix Art Gala held in Nashville. HAPI provides free art classes taught by professional artists, art exhibit and publication opportunities and outreach events. The annual gala features live music, a silent art auction, dinner and awards. The silent auction features ...

Anxiety

Suicide Prevention Takes a Village

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a good time to become better informed and empowered to combat the tenth leading—and still rising—cause of death in the United States. In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that suicide rates climbed in almost every state from 1999 to 2016, with increases above 30 ...

Anxiety

If You Know Someone at Risk for Suicide

Suicide accounted for nearly 45,000 lives lost in 2016, and the numbers are rising in nearly every state across the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies report that one out of two people know someone who has died from suicide. And for every one person who has died from suicide, another ...

Family Matters

Maintain Routines During Summer Break

Summer break is in full swing and, for some parents, they’ve started the countdown to their child’s first day of school. Without the routine and structure of going to school, summer break might not feel like a break at all and can present stressful moments for both parent and child. Recent studies have found that ...