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3 Ways Isolation Can Impact Mental Health

Most people thrive when around others. That increases a person’s ability to interact, share thoughts, and express feelings. It also helps make life a bit more enjoyable. When isolation happens, especially during conditions like a pandemic, that becomes very hard to do. Mental health is impacted, leading to instances of anxiety or depression in some.…

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Getting Help For Addiction And Mental Health

Dual diagnosis occurs when a mental health disorder and addiction are present. One may cause the other. To improve addiction recovery, mental health disorders need treatment as well and at the same time. This type of treatment program can help restore overall wellbeing, health, and quality of life. At Northern Illinois Recovery, we offer this…

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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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Beating The Winter Blues

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 wellbeing of many people during this time of the year. It doesn’t always require treatment but…

Woman Experiencing Increased Alcoholism From Isolation

How Isolation Can Impact Alcoholism

Isolation can sneak up on a person, making it tough to stay in touch with loved ones, stay active, and maintain a healthy mindset. When times get stressful, we tend to become more worried about our health in general. Staying inside and away from others, however, can have long-term impacts on alcohol consumption. Look to…

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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

People need to know that mental disorders are just a disease like any other. Mental Health Awareness Week seeks to fulfill this objective alongside others. During this period, people engage in activities that aim towards improving the understanding of mental health. Learn more by visiting Northern Illinois Recovery Center. We offer mental health treatment services,…

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

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 is making it difficult to socialize because of social distancing. This ultimately has an impact…

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Types and Signs of Depression in Women

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 more than a fortnight, they could be the signs of depression. Depression is a severe psychological illness that goes beyond the usual response to life’s scuffles and distresses.…

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Codependency Traits

When you have a loved one or friend battling an addiction, you can develop codependency traits. Codependency can make it difficult to balance your needs with your friend or loved one’s needs, especially when it comes to setting healthy boundaries. If you find yourself prioritizing others before yourself, or allowing a partner to keep the…