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September 17, 2021 

What Do Kids Mean When They Say They’re Bored At School?Greater Good Magazine ~ What can adults do if they suspect that boredom is a sign of a chronic issue that is impacting a student’s well-being? Here are some ways to gauge the seriousness of the problem.

Why Mental Health Improved For Many Adults After Their 1st COVID-19 ShotHealthline ~ When you received your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, did you feel a sense of relief? A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Eight Handwriting Strategies For Children With AutismAutism Parenting ~ Handwriting is crucial for success in school, communication skills, and a child’s self-esteem. Children with autism often have handwriting impairments, so they may be referred to occupational therapists to address this most important skill. 

What The Mental Health Crisis Looks Like On The Ground LevelPsychiatric Times ~ The ED at our hospital was filled with what are called boarders. Boarders are patients that are in the ED exclusively for a psychiatric reason, but because the system is so backed up, there is nowhere else for them to go. So, what happens to them?

For One Group In Child Welfare, Trauma Is Especially CommonOhio State News ~ The study found that scores assessing childhood trauma exposure among adults with substance misuse issues were 24% higher than previous estimates for other adults in the child welfare system, and 108% higher than the general population.

What Does Rationing Of Care Mean For Your Aging Parents?Forbes ~ In some states, people are being turned away at emergency rooms and administrators desperately search for another hospital to take the patients they can’t accept.

Why Am I Hearing Voices At Night?Very Well Health ~ While it is a symptom of certain mental health conditions, other more common reasons that might be causing someone to hear voices are medical conditions such as narcolepsy, infections, lack of sleep, recent bereavement, and fever.

The Black Community Is Seeing A Rise In Opioid Overdose Deaths: What Can Be DoneHealthline ~ Black Americans have historically had lower overall opioid overdose deaths and slower rates of increase in those deaths compared to whites, but that trend has reversed in recent years, suggests a 2020 studyTrusted Source in the journal Addiction.

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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. Then click “Membership Lists” to access the appropriate page.

To learn more about the Township of Lyons and the services it offers, please visit their web site at www.LyonsTownshipIL.gov.