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September 17, 2019

School Supplies Delivered to Pillars Community Health - Patch.com ~ Boxes of school supplies were dropped off last week at Pillars Community Health's Early Childhood Services in Hickory Hills. Jim Donahue, owner of Jim Donahue State Farm collected school supplies in August to benefit the Head Start, Early Head Start and Child Care programs at Pillars Community Health.

California Man Dies In Seventh Vaping-Related Illness - Fox8.com ~ The United States Centers for Disease Control announced Monday that they had activated their Emergency Operations Center to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes. 

What It's Like When a 'Depression Attack' Hits - Yahoo.com ~ This afternoon, I was in a grocery store looking at produce prices and a sharp voice came into my head that said, “You should just kill yourself.” She’s the same voice saying I’m too privileged to be depressed, despite having been clinically diagnosed as such at age 11. 

Do You Need to Rethink How You Care for Yourself? - Psychcentral.com ~ Today, take some time to think about how you’re currently caring for yourself. How long has it been since your last check-up? Are you taking enough breaks (or any) throughout the day or throughout the week, or are you working into the night and early morning? Are you cramming activities into your day, even though you’re incredibly exhausted? Are you prioritizing everyone’s needs above your own. 

ADHD Doesn’t Define Me -Temple-news.com ~I remember glancing down at the most recent “D” on my math test in high school. I thought that I had done my best. I genuinely thought I wouldn’t do any better, and that I was destined to always receive these grades.

Exploring Autism And Anxiety - Today.edu ~ Nearly one in three children experience an anxiety disorder, the most common mental illness in the United States. While anxiety disorders are treatable, less than 40 percent of those suffering receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. 

Autism Findings: Some Better At Interpreting Facial Expressions Than Previously Thought - Medicalxpress.com ~ The ability of people with autism to read what someone is feeling or thinking by looking at their eyes and face may have been underestimated, according to research conducted by a developmental psychology expert from London's Kingston University.

Combating Your Inner Critic - Psychcentral.com ~ The inner critic is a “super-ego” part of self that goes into overdrive, desperately trying to win the parents’ approval. When perfectionism fails, the inner critic goes into hyper-drive to get a different response. As the quest for perfection fails over and over, and as parental acceptance and nurturing remain elusive, imperfection becomes…


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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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