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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

April 3, 2020 

5 Best Therapy Apps for Mental Health, According to Our Experts - Good Housekeeping ~ And while it may feel weird for anyone who isn’t a teenager to spill your guts into a face on your iPhone, an analysis of studies found telemental health to be very helpful in many cases, including for people with diagnosable disorders such as depression and anxiety, or substance abuse issues, and for folks dealing with quality of life issues like stress and low self-esteem. 

Your Body Will Tell You When a Mood Change Is Coming - Psych Central ~ Mental illness affects the entire body, and in efforts to manage it we must carefully consider what our bodies are telling us. 

For Those With Special Needs, Social Distancing Presents Hurdles  - Disability Scoop ~ The practice of social distancing can be hard for many with disabilities to understand and it conflicts with decades-long efforts to fully include this population in their communities. 

Can Sleep Disturbance, Stressful Life Events Increase Risk for Anxiety and Depression? - Clinical Advisor ~ People who report high levels of stress throughout life are more likely to report impulsivity and depressed mood if they also have an underlying sleep disorder… 

Psychiatrist gives mental health tips for sheltering in place - WTOC ~ People are anxious, and that is normal he says, especially for healthcare workers who fear bringing the virus home to loved ones. One thing you can do to help with the worries is to unplug now and then, rather than take in news all day, every day. Be informed, but be healthy! 

COVID-19: Mental Health Pros Come to the Aid of Frontline Comrades - MedScape ~ Over the past few weeks, thousands of licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers have signed up to offer free therapy sessions to healthcare professionals who find themselves psychologically overwhelmed by the pandemic's economic, social, and financial fallout. 

Pregnancy-Related Factors Linked to Risk for Psychosis in Child - Clinical Advisor ~ …colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify studies evaluating the association between prenatal or perinatal risk and protective factors and psychotic disorders. 

Don’t Give in to Others’ Low Expectations -Psych Central ~ People with mental illness face a lot of barriers, but the most insidious are the low expectations society has of them.

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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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