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October 11, 2019



More Deaths Expected From Vaping Lung Illnesses, Cdc Says - NBCnews.com ~ An eighth person has died from a vaping-related lung illness. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported Thursday afternoon that a man in his mid-40s died this week in St. Louis. Health officials said the man had normal lung function before he started vaping in the spring.


PTSD And Fight-Or-Flight Response: It’s Sound That Triggers And Haunts You - Psych central.com ~ Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most primitive states of being. It’s a state of primal survival. Now, one of the biggest predators seems to be sound. And the triggers are everywhere.


Addressing Suicide Prevention and Mental Health - Medpagetoday.com ~ The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of physical, emotional, social, and psychological well-being in which the individual is productive, able to adapt to changes or adversity, able to maintain fulfilling relationships with others, and contributes positively to society.


Constructive Criticism Generally Isn’t Constructive - Psychcentral.com ~ Since it feels good to help someone who is struggling with a personal problem, they may want you to accept their offer to feel important, helpful, needed, or worthwhile


Mental Health Problems Need To Be Destigmatized In The Workplace-Here’s How To Do It - Forbes.com ~ Almost one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI). Today is World Mental Health Day, and it’s a good time to consider the tens of millions of people nationwide who deal with mental health issues and can face serious stigmatization on the job.


"Sesame Street" Released A New Video Addressing Substance Abuse And Handled It So, So Well - Buzzfeed.com ~ Sesame street is using one of its characters to open up the conversation about families dealing with substance abuse.


Adrenoleukdystrophy and ADHD - Adrenoleukdystrophynews.com ~ Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an X-linked genetic disease that affects the brain and adrenal glands. In ALD, mutations in the ABCD1 gene result in the accumulation of a type of fat called saturated very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) in these organs, leading to their dysfunction


Songbirds Speak Volumes About Language Learning, Autism - Spectrumnews.com ~ Babies similarly are born with the ability to acquire any language. But over the first year of life, babies’ brains tune in to the sounds of the languages their caregivers speak.


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 The Mission of the Lyons Township MentalHealth 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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