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Mental Health Topics
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse People who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time.
Anxiety Disorders In this topic center you'll find information on the Anxiety Disorders, including phobia (social anxiety, agoraphobia, etc.), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties This topic center is a comprehensive overview of the unipolar mood disorders with an emphasis on the causes of and treatments for depression.
Local Support Groups
"You Are Not Alone” is a free support group led by individuals who understand life challenges and can help others cope in today's world.
Peru: Group meets at the Illinois Valley Community Hospital the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00. Please check with the information desk for location in the hospital
Ottawa: Group meets at Jeramiah Joe's the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00.
"Grief Recovery" is a group that allows persons who have recently suffered the loss of someone close to them to share their feelings and experiences with others who have also lost loved ones through death.
Peru: The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. For more information, please call Deacon Ray Fischer at (815) 780-3426.
This guide has been developed to act as your starting point for finding every type of national, international, model and online self-help support group that is available. The self-help groups, contained in the database that you can access by keyword in the box at the bottom, can help you find and/or start a support group in your community. Local self-help group clearinghouses can also often help you find or form a group. http://www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp