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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

 Decenber 12, 2018

Almost All Overdose Deaths Involve Multiple Drugs, Federal Report Shows - Huffington Post ~ A new report analyzing the drugs involved in fatal overdoses once again emphasized fentanyl’s role in the United States’ opioid crisis and highlighted a point frequently made by public health experts. 

Chicago Adults Consider Drug Abuse, Obesity Biggest Problems Facing City’s Children, New Survey Shows - Chicago Tribune ~ Results of a survey released Monday found that Chicago adults consider drug abuse, obesity, and child abuse and neglect the biggest problems facing the city’s children. 

How To Create A Workplace That Supports Mental Health - Forbes ~ Mental health can have a serious impact on a business. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80% of adults with depression reported at least some difficulty with work, home, or social activities because of their depression symptoms. 

Childhood Antibiotics Could Raise Risk of Mental Illness, Study Finds- Gizmodo ~For all the good that antibiotics do, relying on them too much can have pretty drastic drawbacks. In particular, their overuse can help create bacterial superbugs resistant to future antibiotics. 

The Overdose Crisis Is So Bad That Some Experts Want To Prescribe Heroin To Treat Addiction - Buzz Feed News ~Prescription heroin might help treat drug addiction, according to a new report calling for US cities to study it with drug users for whom other approaches to recovery have failed. 

Prevention Program Puts Mental Health First - WFYI ~ Prevention is an important piece of the addiction crisis puzzle. A new substance abuse prevention program in Indiana aims to address the risk of addiction through personality assessment. 

This Killer Opioid Could Become a Weapon of Mass Destruction- Bloomberg ~ Fentanyl has emerged as the most dangerous of a group of drugs blamed for creating a U.S. public health crisis. American deaths linked to fentanyl grew more than 50 percent to 29,406 last year, from 19,413 in 2016, according to the National Institute on Drug… 

New Studies Show Just How Bad Social Media Is For Mental Health - Forbes ~Some people may be starting to come to grips with the fact that social media isn’t so great for mental health. 

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 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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