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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

 June 22, 2017 

Addiction can happen to any family, and parents need to know they didn't fail - Washington Post ~ “A husband and wife I know, good people, responsible people, loving parents, whose son was so addicted to drugs that he had to drop out of college and was literally living in the woods.

 Does Teenage Marijuana Use Affect IQ? - Childs Mind ~ What one study suggests about the adolescent brain, and kids who self-medicate. A much-publicized report on a long-term study of the effects of marijuana use drew a frightening conclusion: that adolescent… 

11 Signs You May Have High-Functioning ADHD, According To An Expert - Bustle ~ If so, it could be that you have high-functioning ADHD. While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can have a huge impact on a person's life, high-functioning ADHD can be just annoying enough to affect you - but without all the full blown symptoms. 

What To Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Anxiety - HuffPost ~ We asked our Facebook communities to share what they want their partners and families to know about high-functioning anxiety as a way to shine a light on the condition. Below are some things to keep in mind if you love someone who is dealing with it: ... 

How serious is binge drinking among college students with disabilities? - EurekAlert ~ A new study finds that college students with disabilities binge drink more often than their non-disabled student peers. The study, providing the first picture of alcohol use and binge drinking by US college students with disabilities, is out today in Public Health Reports… 

Addiction and recovery: Substance abuse is declining among teens - Times Herald-Record ~ According to the NIDA, “Use of many substances is at its lowest level since the survey's inception (1975), including alcohol, cigarettes, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, inhalants, and sedatives (reported only by 12th graders). 

Brain Inflammation Linked to OCD - PsychCentral.com ~ A new Canadian brain imaging study finds that brain inflammation is more than 30 percent higher in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) than in people without the condition. 

Alzheimer's: How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Prevents Brain Plaques and Preserves Memory - Newsweek ~ Extra virgin olive oil is the key ingredient of the Mediterranean diet that protects the brain from Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline, scientists … 

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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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