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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web


October 22, 2018




Changing the Conversation About Mental Health - Chicago Health ~ Talking about mental health is the first step in overcoming the stigma that encompasses it. As we start to better understand the experiences of those whose lives are affected by mental health issues, we also start to build connections that help people live healthier, freer and less painful existences. 


Surprising New Pain Relief Methods - PsychCentral ~ Results showed that those with higher innate mindfulness reported feeling less pain. Their responses to the pain stimuli (heat) showed up in areas of the brain (the precuneus/posterior cingulate cortex) involved in attention and subjective emotional responses to sensations. 


“Why Do I Get So Angry with the Ones I Love Most?” - Additude ~ I have trouble controlling my emotions. I get angry with my wife when she asks (nicely) whether I did something she had asked me to do. I think she is cross-examining me, checking up on me, when all she wants is a simple answer.”


A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty - NPR.org ~ Research shows exercise can ease things like panic attacks or mood and sleep disorders, and a recent study in the journal, Lancet Psychiatry, found that popular team sports may have a slight edge over the other forms of physical activity. 


How Schools Can Optimize Support For Children With ADHD - Science Daily ~ New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximize their academic outcomes. 


Battling Anxiety, Depression And Tech Addiction In The Workplace - Forbes ~ It’s time to talk about mental health in the workplace. Not only are many employees suffering from severe burnout, but they are experiencing a host of other problems, as well. 


Like Mother, Like Son - Additude ~ My child and I are both weird, in a good way. They are ADHD symptoms, not flaws! It makes me wonder how I never saw it before. He misplaces his glasses, I lose my keys. We talk a lot when we’re excited. 


Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears - NPR.org ~ By age 40, about 1 in 10 adults will experience some hearing loss. It happens so slowly and gradually, says audiologist Dina Rollins. "You don't realize what you're missing." And even as it worsens, many people are in denial. 


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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. 

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