Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

The time change last month, in addition to the shorter days in the winter season, has led to fewer hours of sunlight in a typical day here in Chicagoland. For most of us, decreased exposure to sunlight can leave us feeling out-of-sorts, no matter how many years we...
Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Signs of Caregiver Burnout

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to appreciate family members and friends who care for those they love. While some people associate the phrase ?family caregiver? with someone who is caring for an older adult, caregivers throughout the country...
Cure Stigma, Increase Awareness

Cure Stigma, Increase Awareness

Each October, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) designates a week to increase education about all things mental health. This year, the week is focusing on decreasing the stigma that surrounds mental health and mental illness. No matter if you are someone...
Finding Support During Recovery

Finding Support During Recovery

September begins a month of education and empowerment regarding substance abuse recovery. Each year at this time, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Association (SAMHSA) kicks off National Recovery Month, a time for celebration, support and advocacy for...
Worried About Someone You Love? How to Express Your Concern

Worried About Someone You Love? How to Express Your Concern

In the past few months, suicide has been brought to the forefront of talk shows and news sources. Sadly, celebrities like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have died by suicide recently, making everyone rethink their relationships with friends or family who have a...
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