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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

 April 26, 2017 

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC - HealthDay News ~ America's prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected… Some opioid-related deaths may be missed when people die from pneumonia and other infectious diseases spurred on by drug abuse.  

How Depression Changed My Relationship With Food - SELF ~ When you first begin to lose your appetite to depression, you hardly notice. For me, it started off as not being able to finish meals. 

How do I know if I have ADHD as an adult? - AOL ~ Some adults may question whether they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or wonder if their ADHD-like behaviors - inattention, hyperactive-impulsivity or a combination of the two - are simply a product of the overwhelming, hurried demands of ... 

6 Ways to Combat Depression - Beliefnet ~ Depression can devastate people in the workplace, home and hurt relationships. It impacts more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. 

The 10 Lessons of Childhood Emotional Neglect - PsychCentral.com ~ When, as a child, no one notices enough what you are feeling or what you need, you receive covert messages that are never stated outright, but which will nevertheless guide your life going forward. 

Even Mildly Insufficient Sleep Linked to Depression - Medscape ~ Although past research has shown a link between severe sleep dysfunction and psychological symptoms, new research suggests that even mildly insufficient sleep duration can have an adverse effect. 

Why men like me should talk openly about depression - Minneapolis Star Tribune ~ Alas, people can't defeat depression and anxiety. They merely learn to manage it. For too long, there's been a stigma attached to mental illness in the United States and elsewhere. 

When Family Members and Friends Don't Understand Depression -PsychCentral .com (blog) ~ Whenever I hit a severe depressive episode, I am reminded once more that I can't make people understand depression any more than I can make a person who hasn't gone through labor understand the intense experience that is unique to that situation. 

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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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