Myers Counseling Group is pleased to announce our Solutions Newsletter.  This months newsletter is on medical issues and the impact it has on our mental health.  We have also included recent group therapy updates as well.  For latest mental health information and Myers Counseling Group updates, visit us at  If you have any questions about our groups or general information, please contact: Mark Myers (815)308-3368 or

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can
take charge and rule our lives from within.”
— Earl Nightingale: Author, The Strangest Secret, Lead the Field

It’s A Two Way Street:

Medical Conditions and Mental Health!

Studies have shown that a strong relationship between medical conditions/problems and mental health exists.  It is estimated that up to one-third of individuals with a serious medical condition experience symptoms of depression. Chronic illness can trigger or exacerbate depressive (feelings of helplessness or despair) or anxiety symptoms (concern about the future), not to mention both the mental and physical stress of coping with a prolonged illness. The limitations of the medical condition significantly alter a person’s life, which could create huge and seemingly overwhelming situations. Self image, independence (or lack of), and social interactions are obstacles that are put to limits. Lastly, emotional problems could slow down or prevent full recovery from medical conditions.  Read Full Article

Hearing Loss And Depression

Hearing loss affects many different people and age groups, and can be caused by a variety of factors.  Heredity, natural aging, head injuries, earwax build up, ear infections, and exposure to noise are all causes of hearing loss. As we age our sensory abilities diminish.  Hearing loss is the third most common long-term health problem in older Americans and effects up to 40% of people age 65 and older, and up to 80% of people older than 85 (National Institute of Health).  Hearing loss can cause sufferers to feel isolated, anxious, self-conscious, lonely, and disconnected, making for a drastic change that could make a lifestyle much less enjoyable. Read Full Article