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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

 June 2, 2020




Pod-Based E-Cigarettes Have Higher Potential To Foster Addiction Than Other Devices - News-medical.net ~ A new systematic review led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that while the products may contain lower levels of harmful ingredients than conventional cigarettes, there is no evidence that even these lower levels are safe for youth.




Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away - Npr.org ~ Stress and isolation create combustible tensions. A lack of privacy subjects many victims to closer surveillance by their abuser, making it difficult to call crisis hotlines, for example.




Coronavirus Is Isolating Children. How To Help Them Thrive. - Bridgemi.com ~ For parents as well as children, the loss of a school routine, interaction with peers and the outside support of relatives, teachers, social workers, school psychologists and therapists can compound an already stressful time.




New Study Shows How Ketamine Combats Depression - Medicalxpress.com ~ In low doses, the anesthetic drug ketamine has been shown to have a rapid effect on difficult to treat depression. Researchers at Karolinska Institute report that they have identified a key target for the drug: specific serotonin receptors in the brain.




Alzheimer's Disease Doesn't Only Affect The Elderly - Floridatoday.com ~ We often think of Alzheimer's and other dementias as diseases of old age. However, it is estimated that 6% of the people with dementia are under age 65. Instead of the term pre-senile, we use the term early-onset or young-onset dementia.




DOMESTIC IN PROGRESS: Domestic Violence Survivors Share Stories Of Heartbreak, Healing - Claremoreprogress.com ~ For their safety, we have changed the names of the women who shared their stories in this article.




Overview of Schizophrenia - Mdmag.com ~ Schizophrenia is typically more than 1 illness. It is a constellation of signs and symptoms that come together to allow us to form a diagnosis. There are multiple groups of symptoms. First, the positive symptoms.




Groups Try New Ways To Reach Domestic Violence Survivors Amid Pandemic - Azmirror.com ~ Domestic violence support groups are trying to find new ways to help survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic and doing things ranging from reassessing how they set up shelters to simply trying to let people know they are still open.




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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.


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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