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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

January 19, 2018 

Anxiety And High School: A Tragic Romance - Bucks County Courier Times ~ Anxiety is real. While most people experience several moments in their life they can recall as being “nerve-racking” or that made them “antsy,” the endless, forceful power of anxiety or having a panic attack is debilitating, nauseating and brutal. 

Why It's So Hard to Walk Away from Difficult People - PsychCentral.com ~ A new study published in the journal American Sociological Review may shed some light on why this happens. The findings are clear cut: Difficult people are often the people you are stuck with, either because you need them or because you can’t ignore them. 

Why Cases Of ADHD In Young Women Are Skyrocketing - USA TODAY ~ The number of young, adult women medicated for ADHD has skyrocketed over the last decade – jumping by 344%, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Flu Intensity, IV Bag Shortage Have Hospitals Scrambling - Medscape ~ The combination of a severe flu season and reduced supplies of intravenous (IV) fluid bags after Hurricane Maria devastated manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico has hospital teams strategizing on alternatives. 

New Concerns For Youth Sports: Repeated Hits May Cause Dangerous Brain Disease - WLS-TV ~ Previous studies have shown that repetitive hits to the head -- even without concussion -- can result in CTE, but scientists said this is the most definitive study to date to find this connection. 

Anxious-Depressive Symptoms An Early Sign Of Alzheimer's In Cognitively Normal Elderly - Healio ~ Elevated amyloid beta levels were associated with increasing anxious depressive symptoms among older adults with normal cognitive health and may predict preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, according to study results. 

Patient Files: Schizophrenia - PharmaTimes ~ The way I found out I had the diagnosis was quite by chance. There was a file with my name in my father’s house and there was a letter from a psychiatrist to him saying I had schizophrenia.

 Anxiety: 5 Signs That It's a Problem for You - Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog) ~We all feel fear, worry and stress at times. And sometimes those feelings overwhelm us. So if that is a common human experience, how do you know whether…

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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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