Why Mental Health Issues In LGBTQ Communities Frequently Lead to Addiction

While mental health issues affect individuals of every community and socioeconomic class, the LGBTQ community has an increased risk for mental illness, with three times as many individuals who identify as LGBTQ living with major depression and generalized anxiety disorder than their heteronormative counterparts. Many LGBTQ individuals do not receive...

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Mental Health and Addiction Parity Month

Mental Health and Addiction Parity Month | State of Illinois Mental Health Proclamation

Since the inception of health care, mental illness has always been denied by insurance companies.  That is changing fast as mental health parity laws have been the conversation among the many that have been denied the same services afforded to those with physical ailments for decades. However, Illinois Governor Bruce...

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Lady Gaga writes op-ed with Tedros Adhanom

Lady Gaga Pens Emotional Suicide Op-Ed: ‘Bold action is long overdue’

Lady Gaga teamed with the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, on Tuesday (Oct. 9) to pen an essay for The Guardian about the epidemic of suicide, lack of reliable mental health support services around the world and the need to stop stigmatizing treatable conditions. “By the time you finish...

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