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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

July 11, 2019 

Playing Outside Boosts Children’s Mental and Physical Health- Gildshire.com ~ The simplest thing can improve children’s health, well-being, and overall development. What was the most fun thing to do when we were children? Playing outside. For children playing outside can significantly improve their physical and mental health. It might not come as a surprise that playing outside can significantly boost children’s mental and physical health. 

Taking On Substance Use Disorder As An Employer -- Getting It Right - Forbes ~ Organizations are increasingly recognizing the human and financial costs of disorders like depression and anxiety and they are finding ways to open up a dialogue, to begin to reduce stigma, and to improve access to effective treatment. 

Why Workplace Mental Health Policies Must Take LGBTQ+ Experiences Into Account - Forbes ~  The workplace can be challenging for anyone struggling with their mental health, but research shows it can be an especially unwelcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community.  

More Americans Seek Alcohol-Free Social Spaces - Medscape ~ From boozeless bars to substance-free zones at concerts marked by yellow balloons, sober spots are popping up across the nation in reaction to America's alcohol-soaked culture, promising a healthy alternative for people in recovery and those who simply want to drink less. 

From Hospital To Homeless: Victoria’s Mental Health System Fails The Most Vulnerable - Theconversation.com ~ People experiencing homelessness and poor mental health are among the most vulnerable citizens. Without secure housing and an accessible mental healthcare system, recovery from mental illness is seriously compromised. 

Working From Home Might Be Seriously Impacting Your Mental Health - Yahoo.com ~ There’s a lot more to working from home than meets the eye, though, and some people are left feeling lonely at the reality of it. “For some people, working from home is hugely beneficial. It allows you to work to your own hours and rules. For others, it feels extremely isolating.” 

Regular Exercise Boosts Mental Health - Thevillagesdailysun.com ~ Joining a strength training class at a recreation center or visiting a gym are especially beneficial, Hoffer said, because that helps patients build a social network, an important aspect of mental health. 

3 Keys to Supporting Your Wellness - Inc.com ~ To be successful in all of the roles you play--founder, colleague, parent, book club organizer, etc.- you need to take a holistic approach to your well-being by focusing on these three areas. 

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 MentalHealth 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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