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October 22, 2021

Using AI To Build A Bridge Between Men And Mental Health CarePsychCongress Network ~ Because artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solutions are inherently nonhuman and nonjudgemental, they have the potential, when evidence-based and empirically tested, to present a new way to seek mental health care, especially for those facing stigma or feeling shame around their mental illness.

Mental Health Problems Are Common Among Smokers And Adults With Substance Use Disorders, Study FindsNews Medical Life Sciences ~ The research, done in conjunction with other universities, found mental health problems were more than twice as common among adults with substance use disorder who smoke cigarettes compared to those without substance use disorder who do not smoke cigarettes.

Expert-Recommended Light Therapy Lamps to Help Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder– Prevention ~ As winter approaches and daylight begins to dwindle down to a few precious hours, some may start to feel a serious shift in their mood that goes beyond typical winter blues. This difference might look like new levels of lethargy, unusual food habits, and an inability to feel pleasure. Sound familiar?

Is Multiple Sclerosis A Neurological Disorder?Healthline ~ MS involves an immune system attack within the central nervous system, making it a neurological disorder. MS is the most common disabling neurological disease of young adults, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Preemptive Intervention Reduces Autism Symptoms, Diagnosis in Early ChildhoodNeurology Advisor ~ Video-based, early interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) beginning as early as 9 months of age, is associated with reduced ASD symptom severity and diagnosis risk at 3 years of age. These findings were published in JAMA Pediatrics.

How To Cope With Loss: Tips For Healthy GrievingEveryday Health ~ “Many people find themselves bewildered and disoriented by grief,” he says. “The whole world can seem changed by someone's death.

6 Ways To Set Boundaries And Drink Less Right NowSelf ~ But as the world continues to open up—and you inevitably get another wedding invite in the mail—your relationship with alcohol may feel a bit confusing at the moment.

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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.