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 December 18, 2017 

My Depression Was So Bad I Couldn't Brush My Teeth. Self-Care Brought Me Back From The Brink - iNews ~ It’s an understatement to say that depression knocked me sideways. There’s not an area of my life or a relationship that went unaffected. With it came job loss, isolation, a loss of hope, suicidal thoughts and a complete lack of self-regard, which almost meant the loss of a molar because personal hygiene felt too mammoth a task.

4 Tips For Dealing With Your Emotionally Neglectful Parents - Psych Central Newsletter ~ Are you uncomfortable around the two people with whom you are supposed to be the most comfortable? One of the hardest things about being raised by emotionally neglectful parents is that they seldom change. 

Ketamine Outperforms Sedative For Suicidal Thoughts In Major Depression - Healio~ Adjunctive ketamine demonstrated a greater and rapid reduction in suicidal thoughts among patients with major depressive disorder within 24 hours compared with midazolam, according to new study results. 

What's Happening to Men Today? - PsychCentral.com (blog) ~ Recently I wrote about my experiences growing up with guys who groped, leered, flashed me and more. Since then I’ve received many letters from women who thanked me for writing about “their” experiences. And one letter from a man, expressing regrets that I had to go through all that. 

Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs - Medscape ~ For decades, experts have warned that older Americans are taking too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors, for dubious or unknown reasons. 

5 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For the Body - NDTV ~ Caffeine is a stimulant, which not only gives the body a morning kick, but also helps us in functioning throughout the day by providing the energy boost that are required by the body. 

Appealing to employees with a disability - HR News (press release) (blog) ~ One of the first hurdles many companies fall at, is the recruitment process and considering disability throughout. Think about where the interviews will take place and if they happen to be on the third floor- have an alternative location in place for anyone that will have difficulty…

 When do I tell a new partner about my health condition? - TheSpec.com ~ Every relationship has its questions of timing: How many dates do you go on before sex? When should you allow your date to pick up the check? How early is too early to tell him you… 

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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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