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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

February 20, 2019 

Police Chief Opposes Pot Legalization, Pens Letter To Pritzker - The Patch ~ Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel shared his concerns about marijuana legalization in a letter addressed to Governor J.B. Pritzker. 

Why Depression Makes You So Damn Tired All the Time - Huffpost ~ Fatigue can also be a symptom of a bigger issue, like depression. In fact, fatigue occurs in over 90 percent of people living with the mental health condition, according to 2018 data. 

4 Cognitive Distortions Caused By Childhood Emotional Neglect - Psychcentral com ~ When you grow up with your emotions unacknowledged, or even discouraged in your childhood home, you learn to think in some ways that can hold you back and hurt you throughout your adult life. You learn some powerful ways of believing and thinking that are patently wrong. 

Adolescent Cannabis Use Tied To Depression, Suicidal Thoughts - Medscape ~ Cannabis consumption during adolescence is associated with increased risk for depression and suicidal thoughts/attempts during young adulthood, new research suggests.

How to Harness Your Anxiety - Web MD ~ Countless people are looking for effective ways to lower their anxiety, especially when it reaches crippling levels as in frequent panic attacks or chronic worry. But what if having some degree of anxiety isn’t all bad?

 It’s Not Bad Behavior: Recognizing Signs of Mental Illness in Children -Healthline.com ~ A lot of parents worry about their children being labeled with a diagnosis that will then follow them throughout adolescence and adulthood. That fear can prevent them from presenting the full scope of the issue to their child’s practitioners. 

Resilience In Kids: The Difficulties In Teaching Emotional Stability - Kidspot ~ It's a sad but true fact that some kids can't learn resilience at home. It’s a very real problem in the more disadvantaged areas of our society; some parents just do not have the emotional reserves to guide their children to be robust in the face of disappointment or adversity. There are parents who have had experiences that leave them thoroughly traumatised and, hence, unable to teach their children these crucial skills. 

What Toxic Stress Does To A Child’s Brain - And How To Heal It - Salon ~ An energetic young boy, for example, may be diagnosed with ADHD or being oppositional, when in fact in an alternative environment he might be a delight. A belligerent teenager who is abusing drugs and getting Ds in school may appear like she is a "thug, undeserving of respect," yet if raised in another family, town, or school she might be a well-mannered honor student. 

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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. 

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