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What Treatment for Depression Can Look Like

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Beth Dunlap Beth Dunlap read more Published: May 10, 2021 Updated: May 26, 2021 Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness in the United States. Millions of adults will experience a period of depression in any given year. One of the best tools…

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Recognizing Depression in Women

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 30, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Life comes with many challenges, so feeling down sometimes is not out of the norm. However, when your feeling of melancholy, desperateness, despair, and emptiness persists for two weeks or more, they are likely signs of depression. Depression is a…

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Beating The Winter Blues

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 5, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 The dark skies, fewer things to do, and the holidays’ passing can make the winter blues a big part of daily life for some people. Seasonal affective disorder is a condition that impacts the quality of life and mental well-being…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 2, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 The first week of May is special for mental health enthusiasts. It is special because the entire week is for creating awareness about depression. Depression is a common mental health disorder. It affects people in their millions, yet most individuals…

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The Brain and Depression

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 29, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 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…

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Depression and Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 6, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Depression and alcoholism are not a welcome combination. Sadly, one can easily lead to the other. People experiencing depression look for relief where they can find it, and it sometimes leads them down the road to excessive use of alcohol.…

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National Depression Screening Day

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 3, 2019 Updated: October 29, 2019 National Depression Screening Day is held on Thursday, during the first full week of October. It’s part of Mental Health Awareness Week, which endeavors to educate people about mental health and give people who need help the resources that they…