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Sandstone Care provides age-specific, individualized treatment for teens, young adults, and adults with mental health and substance use disorders.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have unique circumstances, so we offer a more personalized experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that you face at your specific stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

You are more than a number, which is why we provide an intimate setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support
Academic and Vocational Support

We want you to get the most out of life, which means feeling your best in the classroom or at your job.

The Family Component
The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

What is depression?
What is Depression

Causes of Depression

Research suggests that the cause of depression can be from various genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

Risk factors for depression can include:

  • Family history of depression
  • Experiencing traumatic or stressful life events
  • Low self-esteem, negative body image
  • Physical illness or medications
  • Excessive social media use

Depression also co-occurs with other illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, or heart disease.

Symptoms of Depression

It is important to educate yourself on the signs of depression so you can recognize them in yourself and your loved ones and get help.

A person with depression may also seem totally “fine” on the outside and not display any obvious symptoms around other people. This is one of the reasons it is so important to check up on your loved ones and give them support when they need it.

Some of the first signs of depression, according to the NIH, can include:

Feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness
Difficulties with concentration, memory or decision-making
Lethargy, fatigue, lack of energy
Loss of interest in things you once loved
Changes in eating and sleeping habits
Inexplicable aches, pains, headaches or stomach problems
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Depression Treatment

Depression is commonly treated with medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. However, depression doesn’t get treated overnight.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most commonly used therapy treatment for depression. CBT is centered around identifying and changing negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Common medications used for treating depression can include:

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)

It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any depression medication, especially if it is for teens or young adults.

Find a Depression Treatment Center Near You

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Tinley Park Mental Health Center

16325 S Harlem Ave #260, Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477

(571) 556-7505
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health

Naperville Mental Health

8140 S. Cass Ave Suite B, Darien, Illinois, 60561

(331) 246-1162
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Fairfax Mental Health Center

5400 Shawnee Rd #105, Alexandria, Virginia, 22312

Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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