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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

December 13, 2019 


Monroe County Coalition Uses Brain and Lung Exhibit to Show Youth the Danger of Substance Misuse - Mmsend36.com ~ Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among youth and adults. Since the coalition started, high school alcohol past 30-day use has been cut in half, currently standing at 29.5%, and we are still working to prevent, reduce use and delay early onset. 

Here’s Where You Can Buy Legal Weed Starting Jan. 1 (MAP) - Suntimes.com ~ Dozens of existing medical dispensaries have been awarded licenses to start selling recreational cannabis at the start of the year, including nine in Chicago. 

First Vaping-Related Illness Reported In Clark County; 21 Cases Reported In State - Kptv.com ~ The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health departments are investigating a national outbreak of lung injuries associating with vaping products. 

Will Vaping Bans Do More Harm Than Good? Some People Public Health Experts Say Yes. - Nbcnews.com ~ Restricting access and appeal among less harmful vaping products out of an abundance of caution while leaving deadly combustible products on the market does not protect public health," the authors wrote. 

Loneliness 'Epidemic' In Older Adults May Be Due To Increasing Population, Studies Find - Foxnews.com ~ The loneliness epidemic may not be such an epidemic after all, at least nothing that previous generations haven’t already seen. According to a pair of studies published by the American Psychological Studies, baby boomers between the ages of …

 Teens With Epilepsy More Likely to Discuss Suicide Online - Medpage.com ~ Suicide mortality is 22% higher among people with epilepsy than among the general population, according to CDC data. "There are a number of studies which suggest that depression in epilepsy is common and associated with powerful negative effects including worse … 

Young ADHD Patients More Susceptible to Nicotine Addiction - Psychcongress.com ~A study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology states that young adults ages 18 to 25 with ADHD were more likely than non-ADHD subjects to self-administer nicotine regardless of study condition. 

Building Resilience in Children to Ward Off 'Broken Adults' - Medscape.com ~ Not only has this changed our understanding of the body's response to trauma and toxic stress, it is also changing our whole model of health and disease. 

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 The Mission of the Lyons Township MentalHealth Commission: Lyons Township Mental Health Commission advances a network of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services for creating a healthier 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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