Tips for Self Care During the Holidays

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It’s that time again – the holidays are all around us. For some, that means family gatherings, fun holiday festivities, and the most wonderful time of the year. For others, the holidays are difficult to handle and can bring up uncomfortable or unpleasant emotions. Changes in weather, shorter daylight hours, and the feeling of not…

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Celebrating 75 Years & the Future of Cornerstone

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October marks a special month for Cornerstone each year as we celebrate the anniversary of our grand opening. This year, we’re proud to celebrate our 75th Jubilee Anniversary. Exactly 75 years ago, a group of concerned citizens saw a need for child and family services that included mental health counseling. Thanks to this group, the…

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Raising Awareness for Suicide Prevention

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The Suicide Awareness Voices of Education provides the following data about suicide rates in 2020: An average of 125 American people die by suicide every day. In 2020 alone, 45,979 people took their own lives, with the number of attempts being much larger. Approximately 1,149,475 suicide attempts are made annually in the United States. These…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Counseling

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It’s no secret that every relationship is different. Couples go through experiences, good and bad, with their own way of adapting. Some experiences, however, are harder to overcome, and it might seem difficult to connect or communicate with your partner in an effective way that works for both of you. At this point, you may…

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How to Choose the Best Therapist or Counselor for You

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You’ve taken the first step and decided to start counseling sessions. Now what? Choosing the right therapist or counselor may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Your mental health is important. Finding the person that is a good fit for your needs is also important. To help get you started, we’ve put together a…

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Four Benefits of Couples Counseling

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The decision to start couples counseling isn’t always an easy one. However, many couples that choose to participate in marriage or couples counseling have proven to have long-term success. Couples counseling can improve your communication, strengthen your relationships, and create better interactions between you and your significant other. According to the American Psychological Association, couples…

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How to Manage Stress

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As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to an end, we’d like to remind you to make your mental health a priority all year long. One of the ways to help avoid creating new mental health problems or worsening existing ones is to manage your stress levels. Although not commonly considered a mental health condition itself,…

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Understanding Child Therapy

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Much like adults, children sometimes have problems they can’t handle or cope with alone. These problems can then, in turn, affect how the child feels, acts, thinks, and learns. When a problem becomes too much for the child, and even parents, to manage, seeking a child therapist can greatly increase the chances of improvement and…

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Six Communication Tips for Couples

Communication tips for couples

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, in all aspects of life, communication is key! Especially in romantic partnerships, so many emotions are tangled up in your communication – it’s so important to understand each other clearly and honestly so that feelings don’t get hurt that can have long-term effects on your most…

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Blame the Cave People

Counseling from Cornerstone

Why are mental health issues so common today? Well, it is possible that today we are better at identifying mental health illnesses, but it could also be true that what we consider mental illness today might not have been so in previous centuries. Let’s talk about some of today’s commonly diagnosed mental health issues and…

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