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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

October 15, 2018 

Man Nearly Dies After Inhaling Piece Of E-Cigarette - Fox News Network ~ A man trying to kick his smoking habit "nearly died" after he accidentally sucked part of his e-cigarette into his lungs and had to have surgery to remove it. 

Nonopioid Approaches to Pain: The Hunt Is On - Medscape ~ As the US opioid epidemic rages on, the need to find safe, effective, nonaddictive, nonopioid approaches to pain management - through both pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical strategies - is increasingly urgent. 

Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety - Psychcentral ~ Misconceptions that affect how we navigate anxiety and how we navigate our lives-limiting them and making them less joyful. 

Listen to This if You’ve Ever Been Depressed (or Know Someone Who Has) - PsychCentral ~ Depression is an inconsiderate illness. It doesn’t care whether you have nothing going on or a lot going on. It will strike whenever it feels like it. Depression doesn’t care if you have a home filled with people, family obligations, or even a podcast to record. If this symptom of mental illness wants out, it’s coming out. 

Schoolchildren Are Being Wrongly Diagnosed With ADHD 'Just Because They’re The Youngest In Their Class', UCL Study Claims - Daily Mail ~ Pupils are being labelled as hyperactive and given medication when they are simply younger than others in their year, a study warns. Researchers examined the relationship between a child’s age relative to classmates and their chances of being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity… 

How To Combat Anxiety In The Workplace - Forbes ~ World Mental Health Day brought light to the fact that mental illness is more common than we think. Over 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can cripple productivity, creativity and optimal performance especially when it comes to the workplace. 

Siblings Of Children With Autism Have Social, Emotional Problems - Spectrum ~ Even typical siblings of children with autism tend to struggle with anxiety, depression and social difficulties, according to a large new analysis. 

Why Is ADHD On The Rise? - Care2 ~ The cause of ADHD is unknown. ADHD is linked to genetics and brain biology, but these factors don’t explain the dramatic rise in ADHD diagnoses over the past 2 decades.

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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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