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June 22, 2018 

5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Parents of a Child With Autism - Popsugar ~ I have come across people who say or do the wrong thing, many of whom probably don't mean to. Maybe they didn't realize their words would leave an impact, but they did, they do. 

'Get Help' Doesn't Cut It-How to Actually Help a Friend Dealing With Mental Illness - Self.com ~ After the deaths of two prominent celebrities by suicide, people are eager to find a way to help their friends who may be dealing with suicidal thoughts and all kinds of mental health issues. But telling people to "get help" on its own isn't that helpful. 

How Coming Out At Work With Your Disability Changes Everything- Working Mother ~ "Uncovering Hidden Potential: Non-Apparent Disabilities in the Workplace," a new research report from Working Mother Research Institute, shows why people with autism, mental health and cognitive disabilities are being encouraged to be open about who… 

5 Things Leaders Can Do Now to Help End the Mental Health Crisis - Inc. com ~ For many people, mental health used to be a topic that applied to other people. "Disorders" such as depression and anxiety didn't impact "normal" people. Today, mental illness is known as a common thread in most families

5 of the Biggest Misconceptions About Autism I Want People to Understand - Popsugar ~ While we know a lot about autism now, many people still aren't very familiar. They see it portrayed on TV shows and in movies and have opinions about what it means - both for the individual and the family - which only adds to the judgments people may have. 

America Can’t Incarcerate Away Our Mental Heath Crisis - Huffington Post ~ The steel bars and razor-sharp fences of our jails and prisons keep inmates from escaping, but they also keep the public from learning more about the 2.3 million people locked up behind them.

 Locals Gamers React To Gaming Disorder Mental Health Condition - ABC News ~ Gamers across the area are still shocked over the World Health Organization's decision to classify "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition.  

The 15 'Realest' Memes About Mental Health Recovery - Yahoo.com ~ Mental health recovery is hard. When you’re struggling to get out of bed because of depression, or when you’re so anxious at work you can’t get anything done, it can feel too overwhelming to even think about “recovering.” If you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. 

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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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