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Mental Health News Articles From Around The Web

August 2, 2021

How To Handle A Tough First Day Of SchoolPBS for Parents ~ Kids bring so many emotions to the first week of school: excitement and fear, wonder and worry. So when something goes wrong — from someone mispronouncing their name to not understanding the directions, from missing home to dropping their lunch on the floor — it can feel overwhelming.

When Employers Don’t Heed Mental Health, Workers’ Risk Of Depression Goes Up: StudySafety and Health ~ Results show that workplaces with a low psychosocial safety climate had a threefold increase in new cases of major depression. Working long hours (41-48 hours or 55-plus hours, specifically) also was linked to the development of major depression symptoms.

Nine Picture Books That Illuminate Black JoyGreater Good Magazine ~ According to researchers Damaris Dunn and Bettina Love, an anti-racist approach to teaching language arts must include Black joy because it “allows Black people to be more than their struggles and setbacks…”

Postpartum Anxiety Is Invisible, But Common And TreatableHarvard Health ~ The baby blues are a very common reaction to decreasing hormone levels after delivery, and may leave you feeling sad, weepy, and overwhelmed. However, these symptoms are mild and only last for a couple of weeks. 

Drug or Exercise for Geriatric Depression? It DependsMedscape ~ Among older adults with mild-to-moderate depressive disorder diagnosed during a primary care visit, antidepressant medication or supervised group exercise sessions may decrease symptoms to a similar degree during the first month of treatment, a randomized trial shows. 

How To Replace Negative ThoughtsPsychCentral ~ Negative or unhelpful thoughts are often automatic, but they don’t have to take control of you. With a few pointers, you can learn to tolerate your inner critic without getting bogged down by it. 

Head Trauma, Lead Exposure Tied To Parkinson’s In Regional StudyParkinson’s News Today ~ Head trauma causing a person to black out, and lead exposure — even through hobbies — may more than double a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study of people in the New England area.

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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.