For Services, Resources and Information regarding the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission, please use the links at the top of the page.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 

 Visit us on Facebook




Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

September 24, 2018 

Anxiety Awareness For Students: Tips And Resources To Make It Through A New Year - Daily Emerald ~ More and more, universities are incorporating programs to help students deal with anxiety and other mental disorders that may prevent them from being a successful student.

How Late Is a “Late” ADHD Diagnosis? - PsychCentral ~ If you’re being diagnosed in adulthood, it means you’ve learned a whole way of relating to the world, organizing your life, and understanding yourself that is based on not knowing you have ADHD. Once you find out you have ADHD, you have to incorporate that new knowledge in the way you…

They Lost Their Child To Suicide… - Searchlight ~ When a child dies by suicide, there’s usually additional stigma and shame added to that grief. Sometimes parents have to deal with stigmatizing comments made by other people, or intrusive questions about their …

Causes And Cures For Anxiety - The Independent ~ There are causes and cures for anxiety. But if we can accept it for what it is, we will be much better off. Anxiety is just our bodies way of telling us that something is out of balance. Our bodies are amazing barometers that give us information. 

Study Examines Harmful Effects Of Some Food Additives On Children - Fox4KC ~ The report says food coloring may be associated with worsened ADHD and studies cites say those children who cut out synthetic food coloring showed decreased ADHD symptoms. 

Parenthesis: Teach Your Child Healthy Media Habits - Indian Express ~ Avoid screen time for children under the age of 2 years. Most parents use screen time to either keep their child entertained while they get a few quiet minutes to themselves or as a distraction while they shovel food into their mouths. 

Adult Smoking and Depression Are Contributing Factors to ADHD in Children and Adolescents - Psychiatry Advisor ~ Adult smoking and depression constitute family environmental factors associated with children's attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggested data from a study published in Asia-Pacific Psychiatry

Mother's Attitude To Baby During Pregnancy May Have Implications For Child's Development - Science Daily ~ Mothers who 'connect' with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born, according to a study carried out at the University of Cambridge. 

The above list is provided to promote awareness of current issues and does not constitute support or endorsement of any idea, author, article, website or organization.


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





Then click “Membership Lists” to access the appropriate page.


To Access More Services From the Township of Lyons, Just Click on the Link Below