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August 9, 2019




Annual Drug Overdose Deaths Decreased in 2018 - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ~ “The latest provisional data on overdose deaths show that America’s united efforts to curb opioid use disorder and addiction are working. Lives are being saved, and we’re beginning to win the fight against this crisis...”




Mass Shootings and Mental Illness: A Teaching Moment? - Medpagetoday.~.Casting the blame on mental illness may also be a means of distraction, diverting attention from discussions about access to firearms, said mental health specialist Emma Beth McGinty, PhD, of John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.




What's Behind Cluster of Vaping-Related Lung Disease? - Medscape.com ~ Patients experienced a plethora of symptoms, the agency reports, including shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, and weight loss, with symptoms worsening over days or weeks before requiring admission to hospital.




How to Know If Your Relationship Is Codependent - Psychcentral.com ~ Codependency can happen in any relationship. It’s common in romantic relationships but can also develop with friends and family members, especially between parents and children. In this article, you will learn how to identify a codependent relationship and what it takes to heal this dysfunctional…




Unlocking Speech for Kids With Autism - Webmd.com ~ For parents of a child with autism, communication is often the No. 1 hurdle. But what if there were a simple way to help them get their youngster talking? A new study suggests there just might be.




5 Questions You Can Use To Check In On Your Mental Health Every Day - Wellandgood com ~ “It’s common for us to schedule a routine visit to the doctor when we aren’t feeling our best, so it should be common for us to check in with our mental health to ensure that we are physically, mentally and emotionally in tune,” writes author, expressive coach, and licensed social worker…




More Kids Are Getting Placed In Foster Care Because Of Parents’ Drug Use - NPR ~ The number of cases of children entering the foster care system due to parental drug use has more than doubled since 2000, according to research published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)…




FDA Investigating 127 Reports Of Seizures, Other Neurological Symptoms After Vaping - Yahoo.com ~ It remains unclear whether there's a direct link between vaping and the reported cases of neurological events.  "Although we still don't have enough information to determine if e-cigarettes are causing these reported incidents, we believe it's critical to keep the public…




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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. 

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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