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May 17, 2019 


Combating The Roots Of The Opioid Problem - Hubspotemail.net ~ While it took years for lawmakers, government officials and the press to truly grasp the scope of the opioid problem, those on the front lines were seeing ramifications shortly after the introduction of a new wave of opioid painkillers in the late. 


How Girls and Boys Differ in the Development of Depression - Psychologytoday.com ~ During adolescence, however, the rates diverge. In this period, young women are almost twice as likely to be depressed as young men; women will continue to have a higher likelihood of meeting the criteria for depression in their adult years.


Designing Products For People With Disabilities Has Never Been So Important - Thenextweb.com ~ With over one billion people -15 percent of the population- living with some kind of disability, it’s very crucial that companies build products and services keeping everyone in mind.


'It's Not My Time': After Attempting Suicide 3 Times, Triangle Woman Inspires Others To Get Mental Health Help - ABC11.com ~ May is Mental Health Month in order to raise awareness about the more than 46 million Americans who are affected by mental illness each year. "So, it's uncomfortable for people and those who are not experiencing it could be judgmental or… 


Depression Is Increasing Among Americans Reaching Middle Age - Economist.com ~ The recent reversal in life expectancy in America has focused much attention on the “deaths of despair” of poorly educated middle-aged white men. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overall life expectancy fell for the second time in three years in 2017, driven by a surge in opioid overdoses and suicide, at which whites are most at risk.


The ADHD and Depression Connection -Additudemag.com ~Thirty percent of people with ADHD will have a depressive episode, or a mood disorder. If you have ADHD, your risk of developing depression is four times greater than it is for those without the disorder.


Benzodiazepines in Early Pregnancy Up Miscarriage Risk - Medpagetoday.com ~ Use of benzodiazepine agents in early pregnancy was associated with increased risk of spontaneous abortion, according to a nested case-control study. Women who started using benzodiazepines in pregnancy were at an increased risk for miscarriage from the sixth through 19th gestational … 


County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America’s Prime Centers For Opioid Detox - Hubspotemail.net ~ Faced with a flood of addicted inmates and challenged by lawsuits, America's county jails are struggling to adjust to an opioid health crisis that has turned many of the jails into their area's largest drug treatment centers. In an effort to get a handle on the problem… 


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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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