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Mental Health News Articles From Around The Web

May 13, 2021 

Socially Anxious Kids Feel Relief With Online CBTMedPage Today ~ For kids and adolescents, internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) helped treat social anxiety disorder more successfully -- and more cost-effectively -- than internet-delivered supportive therapy (ISUPPORT), a Swedish, single-masked randomized trial found.

Student Helps Create Mental Health Site For FarmersUniversity of Georgia ~ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, farmers in the U.S. have one of the highest rates of suicide for any vocational group. 

Meditative Practice And Spiritual Wellbeing May Preserve Cognitive Function In Aging Science Daily ~ A new review examines research that finds spiritual fitness, a new concept in medicine that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, and Kirtan Kriya, a simple 12-minute meditative practice, may reduce multiple risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Benefits Of Special Interests In AutismSpectrum ~ In addition to occasionally launching a career, they reliably build self-confidence and help people cope with emotions. Studies also suggest they can help autistic children gain social skills and learn.

Domestic Violence Isn’t About Just Physical Violence – And State Laws Are Beginning To Recognize ThatThe Conversation ~ Some states are stepping up to incorporate coercive and controlling behavior, not just episodes of violence, into laws that protect victims. These laws make clear: Intimate partner abuse isn’t about just physical violence.

When Is It Time To End Treatment?Child Mind Institute ~ When you have a child in treatment for emotional or behavioral problems, it can be hard to know when it’s time to stop. What role should parents, the therapist and the child have in reaching that decision? And how can you ensure that the ending will be a positive experience for the child?

If You Want to Be Happy, Try to Make Someone Else HappyGreater Good Magazine ~ In the experiment, college students reported on their happiness and on their sense of autonomy, competence, and connection to others—all what researchers consider “basic psychological needs” for well-being. 

The Health Effects Of LonelinessPsychology Today ~ Isolation during the pandemic has increased loneliness, which compromises immune response to vaccines. 

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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.