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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web




Mental Health News Articles from around the Web


April 18, 2019




The Cost Of Ignoring Mental Health In The Workplace - Forbes ~ Mental health is something we all have, just like physical health. And just like physical health, mental health can sit anywhere on a scale from good to bad. It’s a commonly accepted fact that adults spend roughly one-third of their lives at work. 


How One Mother's Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities - NPR.org ~ Working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism, can be complex and challenging even for those with years of training. But one group - law enforcement - often encounters people with these conditions in high-stress situations, with little or no training at all. 


Mental Illness: End The Silence - Mailtribune.com ~ The father and daughter want people to be aware of signs of mental illness in themselves and those around them. Brice said not everyone is aware of mental illness or how to help. 


Get Your Child Off The Couch - Gulfnews.com ~ Does your child hate sports, or get more excited about video games? Or feels too conscious to keep up with other children? Whatever the reason, it can be tough to motivate a child to exercise when he/she just isn’t interested. However, that shouldn’t mean they have to be glued to the screen. 


Questions About How City Homeless Shelters Handle People With Disabilities Go Unanswered - ChicagoTribune.com ~ There are some well-documented concerns about whether the city of Chicago’s homeless shelters are properly equipped to accommodate homeless people with disabilities. The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Access Living of Metropolitan… 


Mental Health Checked By Grounded Mindset - Advocate.com ~ How often do we really see the emotional weight that each of our souls carries, or the balance that binds each of our daily experiences? Moments like these happen few and far between, but it’s our duty to foster those exchanges. Now, more than ever, mental health has become a hot button issue - one that most people probably feel better completely avoiding. 


Eat These Brain-Boosting Foods to Improve Your Mental Well-Being - Inverse.com ~ In the face of rising obesity rates, over the past couple of decades, researchers have questioned whether increased weight, or poor diet, could influence cognition. They have since looked at what sorts of diets might impair or improve the function of our brains. 


TV Show To Profile Job Seekers With Disabilities - Disabilityscoop.com ~ A new television series chronicling the experiences of people with autism and other special needs as they search for meaningful employment is set to debut. 


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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. 

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