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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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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, incest, rape, and sex trafficking.

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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 illness who are unemployed or underemployed.

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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 provide quality services to clients.

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Suicide Prevention in the Chicago Suburbs

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

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3 Questions With Pillars Community Health’s Crisis/SASS Team

Leah Mizell, LCSW, director of Pillars’ Crisis/SASS program, answers questions about what makes this program so vital—and special.

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Resources Amid the Tragedy in Orlando

At Pillars, we offer a number of services to help in times of crisis or grief.

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Teen Went From Hospitalization to Hospital Staff With Pillars

Pillars Community Health’s CS-I program has helped teen mental health clients like Thomas avoid hospitalization. Pillars Community Health recently launched a similar program for adults.

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