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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

October 18, 2017 

Social Media Is Fueling a Scary Trend for Teen Anxiety - Fortune ~ Experts in teenage mental health say social media is a significant factor in a rising tide of anxiety among teenagers and adolescents.Some victims are so seized with anxiety they can’t go to school or perform basic tasks - and untold thousands more could grow up unable to cope … 

Clinical Depression Even Hits Children As Young As 10 - The Hindu ~ Social pressure, information through social media they aren’t ready for and even too much time alone play a role. 

The Surprising Factor That Makes an ADHD Diagnosis More Likely - Readers Digest ~ Not too long ago, a study revealed that starting school on the younger side may negatively impact a child’s mental health

21 Passive-Aggressive Behavior Signs - Psych Central Newsletter ~ Who likes a passive-aggressive trouble-maker? No one. But unfortunately, we’re all capable of it. In our passive-aggression, however, we feel self-righteously justified. 

Antidepressants Linked to Higher Diabetes Risk in Kids - Medscape ~ Pediatric patients who use antidepressants may have an elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, the authors of a new study report. In a retrospective cohort study of more than 119,000 youths 5 to 20 years of age, the risk for incident type 2 diabetes was nearly twice as high among current users of certain types of antidepressants as among former users.

 Alzheimer's Is An Expensive Disease - We Need Research To Fight It ... - The Hill ~ In the late stage, those who have the disease require an extraordinarily high level of care, often for many years. Studies show that people age 65 and older survive an average of 4 to 8 years after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s dementia, and some live as long as 20 years with Alzheimer’s. 

Why Schizophrenia Leads To Social Isolation - UCLA Newsroom ~ Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects about 1 percent of the population. Its symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and lack of motivation.

Facial Recognition Algorithms Promise Early Autism Detection In Children - CIO Australia ~ “The face is what we think of as a readout for the brain, because the face develops at the same time as the brain develops in pregnancy. Autism isn’t traditionally thought to have a distinctive set of facial features. 

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The Mission of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is to enhance through coordination, evaluation, intervention, planning and funding, a comprehensive community-based system of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services for people who reside in Lyons Township.  


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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