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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web


March 19, 2019 


Study: One in Six U.S. Children Has a Mental Illness - Aafp.org ~ Health data published online in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety problems or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


 Why Mental Health Is An Executive Priority - Forbes ~ For employers, that means that a significant portion of their workforce may be struggling on any given day, resulting in impaired performance (so-called “presenteeism” where an employee is at work but unable to be fully productive) and absenteeism. 


A Vision for Getting Mental Health Care Right - Governing.com ~ Deaths from suicides in the United States rose faster between 2016 and 2017 than in previous years, increasing by 4 percent to more than 47,000, according to a new analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics. It was the largest increase since data collection began in 1999. 


Hookah Use Popular Among Youths, Tied to Health Risks - Medpagetoday.com ~ Hookah/narghile/argileh/shisha/goza are different terms for a water pipe that is used to smoke tobacco. Charcoal briquettes are often separated from the tobacco by perforated aluminum foil to allow the passage of heated air through the chemicals. 


Mental Health ‘Epidemic’Hits Generation Z - Voanews.com ~ School and the pressure to get good grades appears to be the leading source of stress for many young people. 


Autism, Depression Tied to Prenatal Maternal Infection - Medscape ~ Fetal exposure to maternal infection increases the long-term risk for neuropsychiatric diseases, new research suggests. 


Parents Want To Help Their Kids. Teens Want Authority Over Their Mental Health Care. One State Tries To Balance Both - Statenews.com ~ More than three decades ago, lawmakers in Washington state set the age of consent for mental health care at 13 to make it possible for teenagers to seek treatment without needing to involve their parents. 


How Does Taking A Break From Social Media Really Affect Your Mental Health? - The Post ~ Psychologists believe social media can affect users both positively and negatively, depending on how they use it. Some people choose to periodically participate in social media cleanses, of sorts, taking prolonged breaks from using the sites. 


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.



 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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