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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The Inteternet's Impact on our Mental Health

The Internet’s Impact on Our Mental Health

The internet has become commonplace and routine for many individuals at work and home each day. However, when the internet initially became widely known, it had many different purposes than what it is used for by millions today. Understanding both the positive and negative impact the internet has had on...

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Hydroxyzine Side Effects

Hydroxyzine, Anxiety & You

The Good, bad and ugly of taking Hydroxyzine for anxiety disorders. What every person needs to know when taking Hydroxyzine for anxiety. The Good There are many other aspects of taking this drug, but it’s main use is to treat anxiety. What is hydroxyzine? Here is a list of different...

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