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July 19, 2018

 Young Adults ‘Drinking Themselves To Death,’ As Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Deaths Rise - WTOP ~ New data suggest young adults are drinking themselves to death. According to data published in the journal BMJ, deaths from cirrhosis - the late stages of liver damage - jumped by 65 percent between 1999 and 2016. 

Study Suggests Thousands More Opioid Deaths - Fox News ~Tens of thousands more people have potentially died from opioid-related overdoses than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Not All Social Anxiety Is The Same. Here’s How To Combat Each Type - Huffington Post ~ Social anxiety affects an estimated 15 million Americans, but it tends to play out in different ways for different people: Some of us freak out and assume we’ll have nothing interesting to say in a group setting. 

Link Seen Between ADHD And Digital Media: Study - Fox News ~ For every notch a teens’ digital engagement rose, their reported ADHD symptoms rose by 10 percent, the study suggested. While significant digital media usage does not definitively cause ADHD… 

When Negative, Nasty or Limiting Thoughts Arise - PsychCentral.com ~ In the heat of an emotional moment, it’s hard to realize that our thoughts aren’t truth tellers.  All kinds of thoughts come into our minds, and many of them, particularly the critical ones, are so convincing. They sound a lot like truth. 

Stress Affects People With Schizophrenia Differently - Science News ~ Stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia compared to people without the mental illness or individuals at high risk for developing psychosis, a new study shows. 

Preventing, Understanding Domestic Violence - Cape May County Herald ~ Some situations present a higher risk, Morella indicated. She stated that it is important that those in law enforcement and advocates need to be aware. 

How to Overcome Laziness and Get Things Done - Psych Central Newsletter ~ Laziness doesn’t mean you aren’t responsible or that you lack skills and abilities. You might, indeed, feel downright lazy. This laziness doesn’t mean you aren’t responsible or that you lack skills and abilities. 

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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. 

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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