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Mental Health News Articles From Around The Web

August 11, 2022

How Self-Compassionate Are Different Groups Of People?Greater Good Magazine ~ Do you berate yourself for feeling upset about what’s wrong in your life, with other people, or the world, in a counterproductive attempt to be happy? If so, it could be time to exercise some self-compassion, which is the opposite of catastrophizing and self-criticism.

Pathological Demand Avoidance In Autism, ExplainedSpectrum ~ Those who favor the term say it has merit — if not as a diagnosis, then at least as a way to describe a personality type that is common among autistic people.

Honoring Grief And Coping With LossPsychology Today ~ The average leave time for bereavement in the United States is one to three days. When I think about this, I think about the subtle message that can be implied: “You have one to three days to attend to your family, arrange services, bottle up those emotions, and get your children situated, and we will see you back here at work on Monday morning.”

Why Trauma-Informed Care MattersCleveland Clinic ~ Trauma can happen to anyone, anytime, and the mental, physical, social and emotional effects of it can last a lifetime. And that can mean doctor’s appointments and exams can feel invasive and trigger certain feelings and emotions.

Pharmacological Treatments Found Effective Against Substance Use DisordersContemporary Pediatrics ~ Substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) can be lessened by pharmacological treatments often used for psychiatric disorders, according to a study published by the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

What It’s Like To Live And Work With Anxiety And Panic AttacksSpring Health ~ Everyone experiences worry or stress at times around health, money, or interpersonal issues. When that stress continues over long periods of time and affects daily life, it may become an anxiety disorder.

Symptoms Of Insomnia May Reduce Likelihood Of Alcohol-Induced BlackoutRutgers University ~ Heavy drinkers with symptoms of insomnia, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, may be less likely to suffer alcohol-induced blackouts, according to a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher.

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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. Then click “Membership Lists” to access the appropriate page.

To learn more about the Township of Lyons and the services it offers, please visit their web site at www.LyonsTownshipIL.gov