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Depression

Centerstone’s 17th annual Life;Story Run/Walk

Centerstone’s 17th annual Life;Story Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. The 5K/10K is an annual event to increase depression awareness while sharing the message that suicide can be prevented. The event will feature “Dr. Mac Kids Races” for ages 3-12, and a “Virtual ...

Depression

Register Now for Life;Story Run/Walk

Centerstone’s 17th annual Life;Story Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla.   Centerstone’s Life;Story 5K/10K is an annual event to increase depression awareness while sharing the message that suicide can be prevented. “We are losing more than 40,000 people to suicide every year in ...

Suicide Prevention

Crisis Care Crucial to Suicide Prevention

“If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be here.”   The suicide rate in the United States has steadily increased since 1999. In fact, the rate has tripled among girls 10 to 14 years old. It’s even up 43 percent among men 45 to 64 years old. To combat these hard numbers, our nation desperately ...

Depression

When To Seek Counseling?

Have you ever felt like life was just too hard? Worried that you can’t take the pressure, stress and anxiety anymore?  Sometimes the stressors of life – whether situational or ongoing and dire –can be significant prompters to seek professional counseling.  Having dreams, a vision and motivation for your life is an excellent pursuit. Yet, ...

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 ...

Indiana

Grant to Fund Teen Suicide Prevention

We are delighted to announce a recent grant award from the Clarence E. and Inez R. Custer Foundation and the Elizabeth R. and Walter C. Nugent Foundation to fund a Suicide Awareness and Prevention program for Bartholomew County middle and high school students. ...

Speakers Bureau

Centerstone’s Becky Stoll Wins Dorothea Dix Community Service Award

Centerstone is pleased to announce Becky Stoll, Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Management, has won the 2018 Dorothea Dix Community Service Award presented by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO). Named for the person TAMHO describes as “the most important force ever in bringing the issue of mental health to the public ...

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. ...

Depression

Depression Comic Teaches Teens About Suicide Prevention

Centerstone has just released its fifth superhero-themed comic book for teens. Spark: Rising from the Ashes addresses the crucial topics of depression and suicide prevention among today’s youth. It is available now for distribution through Centerstone prevention specialists serving schools and community centers throughout 58 Tennessee counties. The free comic book can also be read online and reprinted. ...

Suicide Prevention

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 ...