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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

March 28, 2017 

Willpower not as important in substance abuse treatment, study - Addiction Now ~ Some people believe willpower is what's needed most when overcoming drug addiction, but a new study provides evidence that the use of recovery strategies may be more critical than, and independent of, willpower during substance abuse treatment. 

When A Good Night’s Sleep Feels Like Winning the Lottery - PsychCentral Newsletter ~ Improving sleep quality can lead to levels of mental and physical health comparable to those of somebody who’s won a jackpot. Getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time. 

The upsides to ADHD - Alabama's News Leader ~ These are just a few signs of ADHD. But, numerous studies and articles suggest the condition also has its advantages. A study called, "Harnessing ADHD for Business Success," says ADHD promotes entrepreneurial skills 

Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression ... - Science Daily ~ Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. 

World Autism Awareness Week: Living as a transgender adult with autism - Metro ~ She is an advocate for autism and is a transgender acceptance and safety on her website Proud Autistic Living, she also happens to identify with both. 

Poison prevention: 7 tips from Dayton Children's Hospital - MyDaytonDailyNews ~ “Supervision is the very best way to help prevent kids from getting injured, but even the most vigilant parent can’t keep a child 100 percent safe at all times.” Whether you have a baby, toddler or school-age child, your home should be a haven where your little...

 Drug rehab recovery more successful if completed for 30 days or more - Addiction Now ~ Substance addiction is a severe issue that affects approximately 20 to 40 million Americans, and criminal justice expenses, health-related costs and lost productivity, amount to an economic impact on the U.S. 

Playing video games may help treat depression - UPI.com ~ The study found that not only can video games potentially treat depression, but when participants are reminded to play games, they are more likely to play more often and increase time playing… 

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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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