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 Illness and Substance Abuse | Two Support Groups Gain Nationwide Attention

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse | Two Support Groups Gain Nationwide Attention

With one in every five adults worldwide living with a mental illness, there’s an ever-growing need for innovative and effective means of combating mental illness in the community.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cook County North Suburban chapter (NAMI CCNS) is Chicago’s leader in mental health support groups...

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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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