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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

April 24, 2018 

Child Abuse: 4 Useful Tips To Protect Your Kids- TheHealthSite ~ Child abuse is prevalent in all the parts of the world. It can create a deep impact on the child’s mind and hamper his/her quality of life. 

Childhood Obesity, Depression May Be Driven By Shared Brain Abnormalities - PsychCentral.com ~ When obesity and depression begin in childhood, the conditions tend to persist throughout life, often playing out in a painful cycle. 

A Single Session Of Meditation May Reduce Anxiety And Help Your Heart - Healthline ~ Stress and anxiety can make everyday life a challenge. They’re the mental monsters that harm the well-being of millions daily, leading to long-term effects on health. 

When Raised Among Drug and Alcohol Abuse, What Makes Some Teens 'Resilient'? - Michigan Medicine (blog) ~ Young people with a family history of substance abuse - where destructive behavior and its ripple effects might be observed for years are more vulnerable to developing the habits.

 Muscular Strength Tied to Brain Health - PsychCentral~ A new study finds that muscular strength, measured by hand grip, is a significant indicator of brain health. This link was found to be consistently strong in both younger… 

Mental Health Labels Can Save Lives. But They Can Also Destroy Them - The Guardian ~ Some diagnoses are more useful than others. Diagnoses such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression, for example, are more likely to be experienced positively, validating suffering and giving people a platform from which to speak about distress and access help. 

Don't Let Schools 'Diagnose' Your Child's ADHD - Arkansas Online ~ Unlike a verifiable physical disease like cirrhosis, ADHD is a construct, not a verifiable reality. On numerous occasions over the past 30 years, I have publicly challenged my colleagues in the mental health professions to provide concrete proof of heritability, a biochemical imbalance, or a consistent "brain difference," all of which they frequently claim concerning ADHD. 

Lonely Millennials Twice As Likely To Experience Depression Or Anxiety, Finds Study - The Independent ~ Lonely young adults are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, new research suggests. Published in the journal Psychological Medicine, an analysis of 2,000 millennials found that the chance…

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The Mission of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commissionis 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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