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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web  

August 16, 2018 

"A Systemic Problem." What These Funders Are Doing About Domestic Violence in Chicago - Inside ~ More than 2 million Illinoisans are estimated to have experienced domestic violence at some point. The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence worked with more than 41,000 adults who suffered this abuse in 2017, and many more cases go unreported. 

Treatment-Resistant Depression - Self ~ If you've been treated for depression but your symptoms haven't improved, you may have treatment-resistant depression. Taking an antidepressant or going to psychological counseling (psychotherapy) eases depression… 

8 Ways To Increase Your Mental Resilience And Avoid Burnout- Forbes ~ It is easy to miss the signs of burnout until they are already there. The long-term consequences of overdoing it can be damaging to our work, careers, and relationships. The biggest problem I see in how we address stress and resilience is a lack of diversity of options.

 Mental Health Illness Signs And Resources Available - WJHG.com ~ About one in five teens between the ages of 13 and 18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point in their life. That's according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

 #TakeTheMaskOff Campaign Created to Encourage Autistics to 'Unmask' - The Mighty.com ~ Most everyone knows what it’s like to adapt to a social situation or change your behavior slightly to make a good first impression. Sometimes, this leads to what many in the autism community call “masking.”  

I Have Depression, and I Really Wish People Would Stop Telling Me That Exercise Is a Cure - Popsugar ~ Depression is complicated, and while relying on the common explainer that it's caused by a "chemical imbalance in the brain" is a little too simplistic, it sums up what depression actually is. 

5 Myths About Alzheimer's Disease - Journal-Advocate.com ~ Despite being the No. 6 killer of Americans, and despite being the single largest risk to the health of our Medicare system, Alzheimer's disease is not widely understood. Even some of the people most clearly at risk will go to great lengths to maintain a distance from the illness. 

Half Of Young People Recover From Schizophrenia - Science-Nordic ~ Until recently, medical professionals believed that only a minority of patients could recover from schizophrenia. But now, new Norwegian research suggests that more than half of the … 

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The Mission of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commissionis 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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