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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

January 18, 2019 

Does Cannabis Use Cause Schizophrenia? - NY Times ~ As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t. 

Officials Warn Of Nicotine Toothpick Use By Teens - Times Free Press ~ The toothpicks look just like regular toothpicks, but the often fruit or cinnamon-flavored sticks under brand names like NicoPix, ZipPik and Pixotine are packed with more nicotine than traditional cigarettes. 

School-Based Counselors Help Kids Cope With Fallout From Drug Addiction - NPR ~ Congress authorized $50 million a year for the next five years to fund mental health services to help school districts treat students who have experienced trauma due to the opioid epidemic.

 Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed Among Women - Hubspotemail.net ~ As America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 

How To Advocate For Your Mental Health In A Difficult Work Environment – Bustle ~ Mental health issues affect many people, especially in the workplace. While we may not realize the negative impact our work environment may be having on our co-workers or even ourselves, the World Health Organization reports that depression and anxiety… 

Risk For Developing More Than One Mental Health Disorder Revealed - Medical Xpress ~ People who were younger than 20 at the onset of their first mental disorder were significantly more at risk of developing a second disorder over the next 10-15 years, and this vulnerability was found across most pairs of disorders. 

7 Unexpected Signs You May Have Walking Depression - Bustle ~Having walking depression - sometimes called smiling depression - isn't a clinical term, it's what is used colloquially to refer to someone who feels depressed and unhappy, but is still able to walk, talk, and get through their day while seeming just fine to everyone on the outside. 

Parenting and ADHD - Perspectives ~ It’s a daily struggle, a struggle for our entire family as we try to set boundaries and stay calm. A parent can only be kicked and told they are hated so many times simply for asking him to sit down for dinner. 

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 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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