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What to Expect in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 7, 2021 Updated: May 27, 2021 Millions of Americans struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. Each condition requires treatment, but when someone experiences both, treatment can be more challenging. Experiencing both mental illness and substance abuse is…

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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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Understanding Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 25, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 When people think about bipolar disorder, they may imagine someone who swings wildly between extreme happiness and devastating sadness. But bipolar disease often presents differently than the images we get from TV or movies. The majority of people living with…

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Understanding PTSD

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 23, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 After going through a distressing event, people may have difficulty coping with their feelings about what happened. Usually, after some time and self-care, people feel better and can leave the past event. Sometimes, the traumatic event’s effects linger for months…

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Treatment Options for Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 3, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 Many people struggle with both substance abuse and mental health issues. When a person has both diagnoses, treating either issue can be more difficult. Figuring out which symptoms are caused by the mental health condition and which are a result…

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What is Seasonal Depression?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: November 19, 2020 Updated: January 15, 2021 As the weather cools and the leaves begin to change, some people experience a change in their emotions. It’s a condition called seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression, and typically starts in the fall and lasts through the winter. During…

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How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 5, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 Many people continue to suffer from a mental health disorder. Yet, most societies across the US and the world continue to neglect issues surrounding mental health. The number of people who can access mental health treatment services is still low.…

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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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Are You Struggling With Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: September 18, 2020 Updated: October 29, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic is adversely affecting every sector in the world. The pandemic is responsible for massive job losses across the globe and forcing healthcare systems to channel a lot of resources towards containing it. For the everyday person, coronavirus…