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August 22, 2017

The Opioid Epidemic's Biggest Culprit Isn't Heroin Anymore — It's Something Deadlier - Pop Sugar News ~ Drug overdose deaths have now become the leading cause of accidental deaths in the US with 52,404 fatalities in 2015, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine; 33,091 of those deaths, which equates to more than six out of 10, involved an opioid. 

How Childhood Emotional Neglect Affects Your Adult Work Life - PsychCentral.com ~ In some situations, your childhood challenges can actually become your strengths.Growing up, you didn’t get enough feedback about your true nature; nor were you encouraged to pay attention to who you are.

 US Sees Dramatic Rise in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking - Medscape ~ Alcohol use, high-risk drinking, and alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are on the rise in the United States, especially among women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged, new research shows. 

When Those With Autism Age Out, What's Next? - Disability Scoop ~ With little for her daughter with autism to do after aging out of school, one mom took matters into her own hands organizing regular activities for adults on the spectrum. 

“Only Connect: The Guide to Connecting with Your Teen” - ADDitude ~ When I began teaching and counseling teenagers with ADHD, it connected me to my own adolescence and helped me redeem my awkward puberty. I realized that I was quite comfortable … 

Alzheimer's: Does family history guarantee you'll get it? - Fox News ~ Genetics also play a role, but account for less than five percent of diagnosed cases. You're at higher risk if you have a first-degree relative with the disease, like a parent or sibling, but most of these connections are still unknown. 

Nearly 92 million adults used prescription opioids, new gov't report - Addition Now ~ Over one-third of the American adult population were past-year users of prescription opioids at least once in 2015, according to a new government report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 How to Deal with Daily Irritations - PsychCentral.com ~ Our days are filled with frustrations, big, small, tiny. And it’s easy and natural to let it all pile up so that over time, you start feeling demoralized and burnt out. 

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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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