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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

February 21, 2018 

The Poison We Pick - New York Magazine ~ How does an opioid make you feel? We tend to avoid this subject in discussing recreational drugs, because no one wants to encourage experimentation, let alone addiction.

The Communication Problem- Psych Central Newsletter ~I have a problem communicating. Actually, I have problems communicating. Plural problems. And ADHD is behind them. And that means to be a good communicator…

Sleep May Be Essential for Learning and Forgetting - PsychCentral.com ~ Why do people and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep? What is it about sleep that makes it so essential?  A new study, published in Science, shows evidence that in fact humans sleep to forget some of the things they learn each day maintaining… 

Readers Share: “My Toughest ADHD Challenge Is…” - ADDitude ~ Haywire executive functions. A lack of self-acceptance. Prohibitively expensive medications. Here, commiserate with fellow ADDitude readers as they share some of their biggest challenges of managing life with ADHD or ADD. 

Treating Depression Without Chemicals - Fibromyalgia News Today ~ I had battled episodes of depression for years, certain it was playing a key role in the development of many of my physical conditions. Conquering this one symptom of fibromyalgia had been the focus of my existence. 

8 Ways to Support Yourself Through Bereavement - Psych Central Newsletter ~ Research shows that the generation that are in their 60’s and older are the least likely to access or receive appropriate support when someone dies, and this is particularly true of men. Through my work as a bereavement psychotherapist for the last 25 years… 

Postnatal Depression Has Life-Long Impact On Mother-Child Relations - Science Daily ~ Postnatal depression (PND) is well-known to have an adverse effect on mothers' relationships with their children. This has a subsequent impact on child development from early infancy to adolescence and influences emotional, cognitive, and physical development in children. 

Use Playtime To Boost Your Children's Brainpower - Miami Herald ~ Recent studies suggest that actively playing with other children helps kids strengthen their thinking skills too, as well as better process the information they’re absorbing daily. 

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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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