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Mental Health News Articles From Around The Web

June 11, 2021

Alarming Rising Trends In Suicide By Firearms In Young AmericansEurekAlert! ~ Results, published in the journal Annals of Public Health and Research, showed that between 2008 and 2018, rates of suicide by firearms quadrupled in young Americans ages 5 to 14 years and increased by 50 percent among those ages 15 to 24 years.

Childhood Insomnia That Persists Into Adulthood Impacts Mental Health Of Young AdultsHealio ~ Childhood-onset insomnia symptoms that continued into adulthood served as “strong determinants” of internalizing disorders in young adults, according to findings from a 15-year longitudinal study presented at the virtual SLEEP 2021 meeting. 

Managing Medications For Mental Health In Military PersonnelPharmacy Times ~ The misuse of psychoactive prescription medication can prove to be dangerous and, in some cases, deadly, so special care is being taken to closely monitor prescribing and use of these therapies.

Pediatricians Urged To Avoid Certain Tests For Kids With AutismDisability Scoop ~ Specifically, the association for pediatricians across the nation says there is no need to test urine in children with autistic behaviors for metals and minerals or to analyze hair for “environmental toxins” in kids with behavioral or developmental disorders including autism. 

NIH-Funded Study Tests “One-Stop” Mobile Clinics To Deliver HIV, Substance Use CareNational Institute on Drug Abuse ~ A clinical trial is underway in five U.S. cities to determine whether delivering integrated health services through mobile clinics can improve HIV and substance use outcomes among people with opioid use disorder who inject drugs.

Empathic Parole Officers Can Help People Stay Out of JailGreater Good Magazine ~ A new study suggests that empathy training for parole and probation officers helps reduce recidivism.

Addressing The Heightened Crisis Of Childhood Trauma– U.S. News ~ One member of Congress sees an opportunity to address the impact of childhood trauma, which has been complicated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Can Toddlers Get An ADHD Diagnosis?PsychCentral ~ Typical toddler behavior and ADHD symptoms tend to overlap. Even if your toddler has ADHD, they might not get a diagnosis until they’re older.

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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. Then click “Membership Lists” to access the appropriate page.

To learn more about the Township of Lyons and the services it offers, please visit their web site at www.LyonsTownshipIL.gov.