Chicago Tribune: Philip H. Anselmo, who performs in Joliet, advocates talking about mental health

Article originally appears in the Chicago Tribune here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-ent-anselmo-illegals-st-0921-story.html

With September being National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals’ “Choosing Mental Illness As a Virtue” album may hit home for some people.
Fans can experience much of that material live on Sept. 27 at The Forge in Joliet. Housecore Records labelmates King Parrot from Australia open the show.

“When a lot of people go through something that is distressing, they may think they’re the only ones,” said Anselmo via phone from his Housecore Records home office in Louisiana.

“That can hardly be less true. There’s been people throughout history that have gone through the same exact thing,” he said.

“Talking about it with someone, especially someone who can help you or lead you to some help, is imperative. It’s paramount. There should be zero shame in asking for help. If it’s to better your own life and to better people around you, you’ve got to talk to somebody about it.”

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MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A VIRTUE
HELP IS A TEXT OR PHONE CALL AWAY

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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If you’re thinking about suicide,
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