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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment Center

Those who suffer from depression know it can be a crippling, isolating experience. Because depression is a disorder that impairs motivation, initiative and will, others may not appreciate the impact depression can have on seemingly simple activities of daily life. People cannot “just snap out of it” or “look on the bright side.” In fact, untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide and worldwide disability.

Yellowbrick, located in Evanston, just north of Chicago, Illinois, works with patients suffering from depression through an integrated coherent model, combining genetically informed pharmacology, nutraceuticals, transcranial magnetic stimulation, neurofeedback and multiple forms of psychotherapy. For those who need the support of an emerging adult sober peer community, our landmark supported apartment treatment program at The Residence is available. Yellowbrick’s interventions with patients are able to stabilize deregulated neural pathways, relieving symptoms and maximizing the possibility for new learning, growth and healing. The Residence and peer community help to restore self-efficacy and self-worth by fostering independence and healthy living in a supportive, safe environment that allows the practice of independent living skills.

Who does Yellowbrick help?

Depression treatment at Yellowbrick helps patients who experience symptoms of depression, such as:

  • Long-term feelings of sadness
  • Persistent irritability and agitation
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities
  • Abnormal sleeping patterns
  • Lack of energy
  • Change in appetite
  • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
  • Trouble concentrating and thinking
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you or someone you know has a problem with depression, please use our confidential contact form to send us a message. Our Assessment Center will respond to you as promptly as possible.

Yellowbrick's Depression Treatment Program

At Yellowbrick, we offer patients a supportive community in which they can develop autonomy, build relationships with fellow patients and Yellowbrick staff, and learn the strategies they need to reclaim their lives. Patients participate in psychotherapy while also completing activities such as volunteering, education, and employment, enjoying the support of their peers and the Yellowbrick staff the entire time. Patients receive an individualized treatment approach that combines the appropriate neuro-regulation interventions for the individual with psychotherapy that focuses on connecting and knowing oneself while also teaching strategies to increase resilience in the face of vulnerability.

By participating in Yellowbrick’s depression treatment program, patients can expect:

  • Regular, frequent contact with our highly knowledgeable and experienced professional staff
  • Life skills support in the patient's own local apartment or our supported Residence
  • Assistance building a daily routine that teaches patients to manage their symptoms and develop daily living strategies
  • Participation in a therapeutic, supportive group setting of peers with similar emotional and psychiatric struggles

Yellowbrick's depression treatment program is staffed by:

  • Collaborative, neuroscience research-informed psychiatrists
  • Senior, expert psychotherapists
  • Occupational Therapist Life Skills Specialist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Substance Abuse Specialist as applicable
  • Education & Career Specialist
  • Residence resource staff
  • Sober peer community

At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.

For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847-869-1500.