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September 22, 2017



Parenting Tips For Helping A Child After Addiction Treatment - Addiction Now ~ Caring for a child after they have gone through addiction treatment can be stressful, but parents can take several precautions to prevent serious problems.

Anyone Who Thinks Anxiety Is A Fad Has Never Suffered From Anxiety - Huffington Post ~ Ah Society, just as you were going so well you take 10 steps backwards. For a moment there I really thought we were breaking the stigma around anxiety and mental illness.

Brain Inflammation Linked To Suicidal Thinking In Depression - Science Daily ~ Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. 

Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose  - Medscape ~ Habitual consumption of artificial sweeteners commonly found in diet drinks alters the gut's response to glucose - affecting absorption, glycemic response, and response of gut glucagonlike peptide 1 (GLP-1) - results of a small, first-in-human study in healthy volunteers indicate. 

Children's Health: Concerns about ADHD - myfox8 ~ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can begin in childhood and carry on into adulthood. All children will go through times where they have trouble focusing and behaving, but children with ADHD will continually have trouble paying attention… 

The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You're Autistic - Slate Magazine ~ Autistic adults may very well be the most disadvantaged disability group in the American workplace. Only 14 percent of adults with autism held paid jobs in their communities… 

3 Signs You Have Emotionally Neglectful ParentsPsych Central Newsletter ~ It would be so much easier if emotionally neglectful parents wore a sign around their necks. And although many emotionally neglectful parents, if they are more obvious, like narcissistic, authoritarian or addicted parents, may be far easier to identify than Wendy’s, most… 

Parenting is freaking hard and we should be honest about it - USA Today ~ Working moms feel stressed, rushed and short on time with both their kids and their friends, 1 in 9 women experiences Postpartum depression (PPD). 

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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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