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We are working hard to ensure all people have equal access to the care people need, when they need it. Sometimes that care comes in the form of information. This blog is intended to help you find health tips, answers to questions about mental illness, parenting tips, our thoughts on social issues, and more.

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The Truth About Grief

You can find grief displayed on the big screen and small screen, in music, in the mainstream media, and all over social media. It is...

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FAQs About Opioid Abuse and Opioid Treatment

What is opioid abuse? Opioids include illegal drugs such as heroin as well as prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, codeine, morphine, etc.

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5 Myths About Your Teen and Substance Abuse

Substances are readily available to our children, whether it’s liquor at a family reunion or prescription pills left over from an injury.

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A Few Hours a Week to Support Kids and Teens With Mental Illness

In 1994, Pillars Community Health launched a program to provide additional support to children and adolescents living with mental illness.

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Volunteer-Driven Sexual Assault Hotline Bolsters the Community

Pillars’ sexual assault hotline is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day. Its purpose is to provide crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault,...

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Resources Following Release of 13 Reasons Why

By now, many in our community have seen or heard about 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix original series based on the novel by Jay Asher.

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Employment Program Helps Clients Find Jobs Locally

To empower our community around this issue, we offer Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Employment Services to adult clients with a diagnosis of severe mental...

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Training the Next Generation of Clinicians

Pillars’ Student Training Services provide quality training in psychotherapy onsite, which gives interns exposure to work in a community mental health setting and helps us...

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Suicide Prevention in the Chicago Suburbs

Each year in September, the nation recognizes Suicide Prevention Week. At Pillars, we understand that suicide isn’t typically the cause of death, it’s the means.

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