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Military Services

Changing the Narrative Around Mental Health in the Military

Many values are instilled in service members from their earliest days in basic military training and boot camp. Some of those values include service to others before self, honor, loyalty and a sense of toughing things out. These qualities unarguably make our nation’s servicemen and women, veterans and military families some of the most self-reliant ...

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Military

Take time to thank and honor a veteran today – and every day

Veterans Day is once again upon us. This is the one day each year dedicated to paying our respects to all those who have served in the U.S. military. Originally known as Armistice Day, Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance. Starting in 1938, November 11 became a national holiday. Unlike Memorial ...

Military Services

What is PTSD?

Since 2002, over 100,000 military service members have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The effects of combat PTSD on a warrior’s family can range from disruptive to extreme. Help and healing are available. ...

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Cohen Military Family Clinic

1st Annual Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone Community Art Show

The clinic was transformed into an art gallery on August 10th in honor of our one-year anniversary. Thirty Veteran and Family member artists came together to share their talents with the community. The celebration featured pieces created in numerous different mediums from a variety of artistic expressions. Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts, who advocates ...

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Foundation

Sun Tan City Supports Centerstone’s Military Services

Sun Tan City is partnering with Centerstone for a week of giving in support of Centerstone’s Military Services. All Sun Tan City locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee will be offering Spray Tan or Sunbed sessions for $5 from June 24-30, 2019. Centerstone’s Military Services will receive $1 from each visit. Everyone is invited to ...

Family Matters

A Salute to Military Children

Military children deserve our gratitude Gratitude for our nation’s veterans and active military members are rightfully common across our country. We hold in our hearts the exceptional nature of their bravery and service. Their sense of duty, honor and commitment is crucial to the freedom and security we enjoy as a nation. Less noticed, however, ...

Military Services

Centerstone’s Jodie Robison Joins American Counseling Association’s 2019-2020 Research and Knowledge Committee

Dr. Jodie Robison, Executive Director of Centerstone’s Military Services, has been selected to the 2019-2020 Research and Knowledge Committee of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Robison first joined Centerstone in 2007 as a behavioral health worker in Pediatric Integrated Care before establishing her own private behavioral health practice in 2012. Before she became executive director ...

Holidays

Memorial Day is More Than a Three-Day Weekend

For some people, Memorial Day is just another three-day weekend, the beginning of grilling season, the opening of community pools. It has become a day of great joy for many people. Most realize the day has something to do with honoring military, so veterans are often thanked for their service or even told “Happy Memorial ...

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Military Services

More Than a Three-Day Weekend

For some people, Memorial Day is just another three-day weekend, the beginning of grilling season, the opening of community pools. It has become a day of great joy for many people. Most realize the day has something to do with honoring military, so veterans are often thanked for their service or even told “Happy Memorial ...

Family Matters

Ways to Support Military Children, Teens

The pressures of perfectionism and the concerns children and teens face in today’s world are unlike the experiences many adults had during their childhood. A recent analysis by researchers highlights another concerning issue – the number of children and teens who have visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and ...

Military Services

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships Workshop

Centerstone’s Military Services is offering a FREE 2-day workshop for Military Couples (veterans in Tennessee) on April 11 and 12, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Ruby Cora, 2300 Gunn Road, Adams, TN 37010. This workshop focuses on learning skills that help build and maintain healthy relationships ...

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Military Services

It’s Not Just a Drink

It was month 5 of the 15-month deployment. Originally, it was going to be a 6-month deployment. My wife was about to have our first son, and morale had been extremely low for the entire unit. Our mission had adjusted some and finally, in the heat of Baghdad, I had something to be excited about. ...

Military Services

PTSD After Combat and Holiday Gatherings

A warrior in a family social environment is usually quiet. Quiet does not mean that they aren’t listening. If you want to include them in a conversation use, a question unrelated to the military or locations. Be prepared for a short answer, usually as close to one word as possible. Move on. Maybe try again ...

Military Services

Veterans Day: Remembrance and Gratitude

Veterans Day is upon us once again. It’s time for us – as a nation and as individuals – to take a few moments out of our lives to remember those who have served in our Armed Forces. As I recently heard someone say, “When people join the military, they give up life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness [on their own timeline]”. I think that is reason enough to thank and remember them. ...

Military Services

Checklist for Military Members Seeking Therapy

The fundamental principle to put others before ourselves is within the fabric of every military community. However, the same selfless traits admired about our service members and veterans can contribute to the challenges that make it difficult for them to ask for help when they need it. According to research published by RAND Corporation, service ...

Military Services

Welcome to Our Network

On behalf of Centerstone’s Military Services, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our network. It’s our mission to provide top notch-mental health therapy services to our clients, including active duty military, National Guard and Reserve troops, veterans and their family members. In order to achieve this, our network recruits fully ...

Military Services

Happy Birthday U.S. Army

June 14 marks the 244nd birthday of the US Army — initially established in 1775 as the Continental Army. The new force was made up of 22,000 militiamen already gathered outside of Boston plus 5,000 more in New York. On June 15, 1775, Congress named Virginian George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

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Military Services

There’s a Stranger in My House

Post-traumatic stress has become a familiar term. It’s still difficult for family and friends at home to understand what happens to a person because of combat. Often, spouses and other family members simply do not have a context for what happens to a combat survivor.

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Military Services

Finding Our Words of Recovery

Writing Down The Bones is the title of a book that I came across as I was struggling through the resolution of my experience from Vietnam. The book is written by a lady named Natalie Goldberg. What I found so valuable about Natalie’s approach to writing was the authenticity of her writing about anything.

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Military Services

Using Equine Therapy in Retreat Setting

"It’s just a coincidence."

It was a phrase Suzi Landolphi, expert equine therapist and newest addition to the Boulder Crest Retreat staff, repeated constantly throughout our Saturday morning with her, a tongue-in-cheek way of stating what every woman there felt: that the horses’ movement around us was no accident.

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Military Services

Centerstone Appoints Robison Executive Director for Military Services

With more than 18 years of behavioral health and management experience, Robison will oversee Centerstone’s military-related services, programming, operations, business development and fundraising activities. Robison previously served as the lead clinician for Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone and prior to that as director of clinical services for Centerstone’s Military Services. “Jodie is ...

Addiction

Opioid Crisis Impacts Veterans, Military Families

Long after active duty ends, U.S. service members and military families face a different battle—the opioid overdose epidemic. Opioid overuse kills nearly 100 people in America every day, and Tennessee is ranked third in the country for prescription drug use. Further, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study shows Veterans are twice as likely to ...

Mental Health

Knowing PTSD and its impact

Often, the anniversary of a traumatic event can bring about several days or weeks of anxiety, fear, nightmares, depression and flashbacks. Traumatic events can include tornadoes, plane crashes, murders, school shootings, car accidents, the death of a loved one, assaults, abuse or any other negative event that has a significant impact on one or more ...