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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web  

August 14, 2018 

More Evidence Exercise Improves Mental Health - Medscape ~ Individuals who exercise regularly have superior mental health compared to those who do not exercise, new research suggests. 

Here's A Mental Health Workout That's As Simple As ABC - Medical Xpress ~At present, the focus in mental health campaigns is on treatment for mental disorders, the removal of stigma from talking about mental health problems, early intervention and the reduction of risk factors which lead to illness. 

How Autistic Adults Are Being Let Down By The Healthcare System- The Independent ~Many autistic adults struggle to receive good care from doctors and hospitals. These individuals often find it difficult to communicate with healthcare professionals and are misunderstood or ignored. 

Confronting Hearing Loss As We Age- Forbes ~ Those with trouble hearing-even those with mild hearing loss-had a more rapid cognitive decline than those with normal hearing. That study, by Dr. Frank R. Lin of Johns Hopkins University and many co-authors, could not say definitively why hearing loss was associated with dementia, but the link seems strong. 

Loneliness Might Be Harmful To More Than Just Your Mental Health - The Progress News ~ There’s a significant link between loneliness and work, which means employers can play an important role in relieving loneliness. 

How Social Media Is Impacting Your Mental Health - Chicago Parent ~ Would you agree that your social media outlets are a lot like high school? The spectrum of enthusiasm ranges from people who revel in the community of popularity to those who often wonder why they are here and then, of course, those who tried and dropped out. 

We Need More Than Goodwill When We Write About Disability - The Guardian ~Take care using language about mental health issues. In addition to such clearly offensive and unacceptable expressions as loony, maniac, nutter, psycho and schizo, terms to avoid - because they stereotype and stigmatise - include victim of, suffering from, and … 

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does- Entrepreneur ~I’m not just talking about doing a crossword puzzle to combat dementia - I’m talking about becoming mentally strong. When you do, you’ll be better equipped to regulate your thoughts, manage your emotions and boost your productivity. 

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 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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