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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web   


June 13, 2019 


Parenting Data Show That 52 Percent of Fathers Have Been "Daddy Shamed" - Inverse ~ With Father’s Day on Sunday, it’s the time of year when we recognize all the things dads do — from passing on 50 percent of our genes to forsaking stereotypes and becoming more involved in childrearing. But some dads are finding that their parenting styles garner criticism worthy of the cast of Big Little Lies. 


5 Ways To Help A Friend With Anxiety & Depression, Because Everyone Needs Someone To Lean On - Bustle.com ~ According to Anxiety UK, more than one in 10 people are likely to have a disabling anxiety disorder at some point in there lives, and right now, 40 percent of disability in the world is due to depression and anxiety. 


Bullying Gets Worse As Children With Autism Get Older - Sciencedaily.com ~ Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. 


Insufficient Sleep Linked To Mental Health In College Students And Athletes - Medical xpress.com ~ Preliminary results from a new study suggest that there is a dose-response relationship between insufficient sleep and mental health symptoms in collegiate students, including varsity athletes. 


Rates of Self-Harm Soar, Especially Among Girls, Young Women - Medscape.com ~ Rates of nonsuicidal self-harm (NSSH) are rising, especially among adolescent girls and young adult women. Few of these people receive medical or psychological help, new research suggests. 


U.S. Death Rates From Suicides, Alcohol And Drug Overdoses Reach All-Time High - Aol.com ~ Rates of deaths from suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States, but some states have been hit far harder than others, according to a report released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund. 


Obesity Correlated With Depression Among Boys, Not Girls - Thehealthsite.com ~ A recent study suggests that the probability of a major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body mass index differs according to gender. 


Early Autism Screening Has Limited Effect - Medicalxpress.com ~ Screening for autism at three years of age only identifies those with significant developmental delay, and not those with less severe autism. Early screening may therefore not be as beneficial as previously thought, according to data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study. 


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 The Mission of the Lyons Township Mental

Health Commission is 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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