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DID YOU KNOW?

Suicide in the US is at its highest rate in 28 years: five deaths and 125 attempts every hour.

90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness


The unemployment rate is at 4%, but 

         83% of Illinois adults receiving mental health treatment are unemployed


Approximately 21.5 million American adults annually struggle with substance addiction.

About 49% of substance addicts have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.


Over 10,000 people in Illinois alone are homeless on any given night. 

26% of homeless adults live with severe mental illness. 


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Upcoming Events

July 13, 2019

Mental Health First Aid Training

8:30am - 5pm

Independence Center Office 2025 Washington St, Waukegan

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July 13, 2019

Mental Health First Aid Training

 Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. 


In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn: 

• Risk factors and warning signs for mental health & addiction issues 

• Strategies to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations 

• Where to turn for help 


Register Now for this FREE class or visit mentalhealth.today  to host a training event! 

8:30am - 5pm

Independence Center Office 2025 Washington St, Waukegan

May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month

10am - 2pm

Mariano's Gurnee

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May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Independence Center invites you to join us in spreading awareness of the growing concern of declining mental health worldwide.


Join us at Mariano's Gurnee every Wednesday all month long to learn more about local resources, support our cause and enter to win great prizes! 

10am - 2pm

Mariano's Gurnee