NorthShore Unversity HealthSystem | Community Survey

NorthShore University HealthSystem is gathering information as part of developing a plan to improve health and quality of life in the community it serves.  We are reaching out to community members to gather input so we may identify and respond to unmet health needs in the community.  Your knowledge and familiarity with...

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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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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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