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Types of Counseling For Mental Health

Mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder are complex. When present, they change behaviors and limit the quality of life. However, counseling can be effective. At Northern Illinois Recovery, we offer a range of options, including individual and group therapy, family therapy, as well as common evidence-based treatments such as…

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The Benefits of Individual Therapy

An individual therapy program is a form of treatment where an expert helps a single person handle personal problems they’re experiencing. It’s also called talk therapy and can be useful in controlling symptoms that may influence your well-being. Read on for more information about the benefits of individual therapy and how Northern Illinois Recovery Center…

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How to Manage the Signs of Stress

Stress is part of life. As you go on with your daily life, it’s impossible to control everything according to your expectations. It’s common to experience stress, especially when you’re under pressure to achieve individual or career goals. Fear is healthy when it occurs at reasonable levels, but when it goes beyond control and starts…

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Effective Stress Management Techniques

Stress is among the unavoidable everyday situations that trail your daily life. It’s challenging to establish how many Americans have the condition because almost everyone has experienced stress at some point in life. However, it would help if you had stress management techniques to complete such experiences successfully. Northern Illinois Recovery Center can walk individuals…

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How to Overcome Anxiety Disorders

Sometimes you find yourself feeling edgy and under pressure in different life situations. For example, you may be waiting to get married or attend an important job interview. Such worries are healthy and natural as they push you to put your best effort to achieve desirable results. However, if the stress keeps disturbing you for…

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The Brain and Depression

Everyone feels sad from time to time. For some people, though, the sensation endures. You lack energy and ambition; you’re less productive, and your relationships suffer. Medicine has a name for this: depression. The relationship between the brain and depression is a complicated one. Don’t let anyone ever tell you to “just get over” depression,…

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What Are the Triggers of an Anxiety Attack?

Anxiety is a mental health condition that can cause fear, tension, panic attacks, and extreme physical symptoms. Understanding the triggers of an anxiety attack can help you to manage the situation effectively. Triggers are elements, such as past traumatic experiences, that can cause the signs of anxiety to appear or worsen. Although triggers differ for…