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Mental Health News Articles From Around The Web

March 5, 2021 

Children’s Mental Health Crisis Could Be A Next ‘Wave’ In The PandemicUsnews.com ~Though the physical effects of COVID-19 have generally not been as severe for most children compared to adults, the mental health impacts of the pandemic are just as severe.

Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During PandemicNpr.org ~ Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say fatal drug overdoses nationwide have surged roughly 20% during the pandemic, killing more than 83,000 people in 2020. 

From Rage Rooms To Scream Clubs: Can They Help Your Mental Health?Healthline.com ~ The impact of the pandemic and political events over the past year have given people plenty of reasons to feel angry, which might be why there’s a rise in alternative rage therapy practices.

How Trauma Affects The BodyPsychologytoday.com ~ Frequently, trauma’s psychological effects are noticed first and can disrupt the individual’s day-to-day life, causing depression, anxiety, anger, intense fear, flashbacks, and paranoia.

Study: Caregiver Wellbeing Linked To ADHD Symptoms In ToddlersAdditudemag.com ~ The prevalence of ADHD in toddlers is linked to caregiver wellbeing — namely physical health, mental health, and employment status — according to a new research studying the social determinants of health (SDH) are the strongest drivers for increased risk of ADHD among preschool-age children.

How Exercise Enhances Aging BrainsNytimes.com ~ Sedentary, older adults who took aerobic dance classes twice a week showed improvements in brain areas critical for memory and thinking. 

Preventing Violence In American Cities With Safer Alcohol SalesCityhealth.org ~ Tools cities can use to address increasing alcohol use and violence since the onset of COVID-19. 

High Schoolers Who Misuse Prescription Opioids Are At Higher Risk For Suicidal Behaviors, Study FindsCnn.com ~ About one of every three high school students who said they were misusing prescription opioids when they were surveyed reported they had attempted suicide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

The above list is provided to promote awareness of current issues and does not constitute support or endorsement of any idea, author, article, website or organization.

  

  MISSION STATEMENT:

THE LYONS TOWNSHIP MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION ADVANCES A NETWORK OF MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES FOR CREATING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY. 

 

The Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is one of approximately sixty-six community mental health boards in Illinois.  Boards are generally organized on a county basis except in suburban Cook County where there are a limited number of mental health boards in suburban townships.  In addition to Lyons Township, these include Berwyn Township, Cicero Township, Hanover Township, Proviso Township and Riverside Township.

 

To find contact information for  these or other mental health boards in Illinois, please link to the website of the Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois by clicking here

 

 

 

 

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