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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web



January 24, 2020




How To Know If Your Child Needs Therapy - Huffingtonpost.com ~ So many of the recent headlines about children and mental health are deeply distressing: Youth suicide attempts have doubled in the last decade, some in children as young as 5 years old. Experts have argued that we’re in the midst of an epidemic of children’s mental health, and while…




Study: Excess Screen Time May Impede Brain Development - Galesburg.com ~ A new study is reinforcing the notion that children shouldn’t spend a lot of time staring at screens, whether it’s a television, a computer or a cellphone.




Ten Tips for Aging with Depression - Psychcentral.com ~ Statistics tell us that later in life, at least one chronic disease will affect 80 percent of us. It naturally follows that having other illnesses, like heart disease or cancer or dealing with slow-downs in social, cognitive, or mobility functions make it likely that depression might be more common.




Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Silent Shame - Pridesource.com ~ There are actually several forms of childhood abuse besides physical, including sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. For this column, I will be focusing on sexual abuse, specifically for individuals that identify in the LGBTQ+ community.




Study: Girls Diagnosed With Autism About 1.5 Years Later Than Boys - Psychcentral.com ~ A new study reveals that girls with autism receive a diagnosis, on average, nearly 1.5 years later than boys. This is likely because parents and clinicians tend to notice language delays as the first sign of autism, and the girls in the study had more advanced language skills compared to the boys, say the researchers.




Reading Out To Children Beneficial In Many Ways - Freepressjournal.in ~ As far as how this could be beneficial for children, the study found how there is cognitive development in a child’s mind and also reduced certain behavioral problems.




Schizophrenia and the Paradoxes of Insight - Psychologytoday.com ~ A mind afflicted with schizophrenia is constantly bombarded by internal mental events disguised as external stimuli, which manifest as conflicting realities. To me, nothing challenges our so-called normal sense of self and reality more than schizophrenia does.




Brain Waves Explain Sleep Woes in Kids with Autism? - Webmd.com ~ That indicates that children with autism have trouble entering deep sleep, the most crucial aspect of achieving rest and rejuvenation, according to the report published recently in the journal Sleep.




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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.


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