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July 2, 2020




How Important Are Sit-Down Family Meals? - People.com ~ Mealtime can take numerous shapes for any family and finding time to eat meals together is a luxury some families don't often have. How important are meals spent as a family, and does it make a difference if they're done as a sit-down experience?




Mothering In Domestic Violence: Protecting Children Behind Closed Doors - Medicalxpress.com ~ As emerging data shows an alarming rise of domestic violence during the pandemic, researchers at the University of South Australia are urging practitioners to look beyond clinical observations and focus on the strengths that mothers exercise to protect their children from domestic abuse.




Experts Fear Suicide, Deaths Of Despair Will Rise In Wake Of COVID-19: Mental Health Crisis - Alpha.informz.net ~ A May 8 report estimated 75,000 additional U.S. deaths of despair over the next decade. The researchers acknowledged that if they had also modeled the mental stresses of social isolation and economic uncertainty, the estimate would …




10 important updates for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month - Healio.com ~ A recent Alzheimer’s Association survey showed that primary care physicians are among those who may need greater awareness of dementias.




The Gift of Borderline Personality Disorder - Pro.psychcentral.com ~ Of all the diagnoses that get a bad rap however, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the most frequently mistreated. Most of the articles, blogs, books, and videos about the disorder have a negative spin warning others to get away from anyone with these symptoms.




Dear Parents: Your Child With Autism Is Perfect - Nytimes.com ~ Being the parent of an autistic child means being the parent of everybody’s unacknowledged needs and feelings. It’s no small task. Children with autism embody the sensitivities and passions of your friends, family and co-workers - only amplified. 




Experts Recommend Anxiety Screenings For Teen Girls, Women - Healio.com ~Anxiety disorders are very common among women, with approximately 40% of women experiencing anxiety disorders during their lifetimes, which is twice the rate of men.”




Employers Have Responsibilities To Victims Of Domestic Violence - Benefitnews.com ~ “It’s tough for employers to get involved, but it’s so important [that employers] take a thoughtful approach to handling these situations,” he said. “Everything needs to be confidential and handled with sensitivity.




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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.


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