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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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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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How Isolation Can Impact Alcoholism

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 5, 2021 Updated: April 22, 2021 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…

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Inpatient Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 26, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder involving manic highs and depressive symptoms. Without treatment, it can be hard to manage. Once treatment is in place, it becomes more manageable. To get to that point, some people benefit from…

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3 Ways Isolation Can Impact Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 19, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 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…

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Getting Help For Addiction And Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 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…

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Types of Counseling For Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 11, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 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,…

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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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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: October 1, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 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…

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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…