Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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December 7, 2013

Hope for the Holidays: Tips for coping with mental illness and addiction this time of year

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• Talk with someone who has been in your shoes

With any mental illness or emotional challenge, it is important to have honest meetings with your doctor and with others who are trying to help you. It is also vital to ask for help when you feel things just aren’t right. Don’t wait until you have reached a breaking point. Seek support today. Take charge of this holiday season by taking care of yourself first!

If you or someone you love needs help, contact Centerstone at 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org. If you are in crisis, call Centerstone’s 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline at 800-832-5442.

Susan Gillpatrick, M.Ed., LPC, CTS, is a Crisis Management Specialist for Centerstone. She may be reached at susan.gillpatrick@centerstone.org. Centerstone, a not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, provides a range of programs and services for children, adolescents, adults, seniors and families living with mental health or addiction disorders.

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