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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

May 24, 2018 

Addiction Can Be Beaten - With Help - Ottumwacourier ~ Society says you should be honest with the police, should be honest with your therapist and you should be honest with the judge. But a recovering drug addict warns if you want to get better, you absolutely must be honest with yourself. 

How To See The World With An Autistic Child - Globeandmail.com ~ People on the spectrum can sometimes find comfort in knowing exactly what to expect from a situation, she explains. It’s why “social stories” - printed booklet roadmaps explaining through words and pictures how to navigate anything from riding a train to going to the dentist - are often used to prepare kids for new events. 

‘My Son Is Hooked On Video Games - There's No Offline Version Of Him Anymore’: Mom Warns Of Tech Addiction Crisis - ITV.com ~ "This situation is so urgent because we have parents that don’t know how to manage their children's tech, kids going in to schools exhausted, governments who are not doing anything about it and big tech… 

Depression Speeds Up Brain Aging, Find Psychologists - Medical Xpress ~Psychologists at the University of Sussex have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages.

Young Writers Project: 'Life With Autism' - vpr.net ~ The autistic mind is a very complex mechanism. Take it from me. I am on the autism spectrum. People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) see, hear, sense, and process the world in completely different ways than neurotypical people.

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes - Endocrinology Advisor ~ Life expectancy in individuals with schizophrenia is more than 20 times lower compared with the general population. 

How To Handle The Dark Days Of Depression- Nature.com ~ I think that the better you know your pattern, the more likely you are, and the quicker you are, to recognize it. When I start to recognize my pattern, it’s comforting to know that the world is not completely horrible and that I’m just depressed.  

Early Intervention For Autism Works - ketv.com ~ “She was having lots of meltdowns. We couldn’t leave the house much,” said Susan. Their little girl had language delays. She didn’t react well to touching water. At restaurants, she would hide under tables.

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The Mission of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commissionis 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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