PTSD comes about after a single traumatic event or prolonged exposure to a traumatic environment. You can end up with PTSD even if the traumatic event didn’t happen to you and you just witnessed it. Some common examples of a single traumatic event are car accidents, rape, childbirth, or seeing another person being traumatized. Prolonged…

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Sometimes mental health in the elderly can be overlooked. Their spouse died. They haven’t been able to see family during the pandemic, and not being as techno savvy as the younger generations, it’s been harder to keep in touch. They are aging and can’t do what they used to be able to do – of…

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Your spouse. You married him or her with the expectation that your relationship would last forever. You would get through anything. You would grow old together. But, did you and your spouse make a plan for how that would happen? Did you talk about how you would navigate rough waters together? Parent together? Argue with…

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Anxiety is sneaky – you have normal anxiety which prompts you to make sure the coffee pot is off, and the door is locked. Then you have anxiety that crosses the line from normal to abnormal, where you have constant racing thoughts about everything that could possibly go wrong in every aspect of your life.…

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Sense-making is a vital skill that enables us to rationalize the world we live in, and what we are experiencing means. Sometimes that skill can become obscured when we are in the midst of an emotional crisis or a bad situation in our personal or professional lives. It’s hard to know at times what is…

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We are in a time in history where many things in our daily life are not things previous generations had to deal with. Social media and the internet are new and cause a great amount of stress for every age level using it. Online bullying, low self esteem, or a feeling of disconnectedness could be…

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Your mental health is as important as your physical health, and Cornerstone is here to help. Many problems can be relieved through traditional therapy but sometimes that isn’t enough. Cornerstone has Reggie Westoff on staff to provide prescription mental health medications that you may need to help you overcome depression, anxiety, panic disorders and many…

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