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December 10, 2018 

Mental Health Care Is Not Going To Those Who Need It, Study Finds - NBC News ~Deaths of despair,” such as suicides and drug overdoses, are on the rise in the U.S., and there’s no definitive explanation. A study out this week found a number of surprising statistics that deepen the mystery, primarily that rates of psychological distress are going down and outpatient mental health care use is up. 

11 Ways to Help Someone Who Has Anxiety - Health.com ~ If you see that your loved one is having another panic attack (and you’ve established that it’s not some other type of medical emergency), help them move to a more private area. 

A Reason to Think Twice About Your Child’s ADHD Diagnosis - Wall Street Jounal ~ ADHD is characterized by difficulty concentrating and constantly active, sometimes disruptive behavior. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week, found that the youngest children in early elementary school grades have a…  

Hyper Kids: 10 Ways Moms Aren't Helping (And 10 Things They Can Do) - Moms.com ~ Growing up as a hyperactive kid is not easy. But being a parent to a hyperactive kid is definitely a whole other level of parenting problems. While every family deals with it in their own way, there is no harm in learning some new tricks and tips, and maybe switching … 

Be On Alert For Bullying Signs - Jounal Gazette ~ One of the best ways to help prevent bullying is to empower parents with useful advice, including warning signs to watch for, tips on how to talk to your kids about bullying and information on where to go for help. 

Why Are There So Few Autism Specialists? - Spectrum ~ These doctors are not alone on the frontlines of autism. Psychologists play a crucial role in screening for and diagnosing the condition, and some also provide behavioral therapy. 

Here's How To Overcome Holiday Anxiety And Stress - Fox News ~ In every situation, especially those laced with unnecessary rudeness - exemplified as if on cue when a driver laid on their horn at me walking in the parking lot - remember that there’s a person on the other side, a person who is likely dealing with tough situations. 

Some Hyperactive Kids May Have Sleep Apnea, Not ADHD - CTV News ~ Although ADHD and sleep apnea may not be commonly thought of as similar conditions, they can be mistaken for each other. Dr. Indra Narang, the director of sleep medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, says sleep apnea can cause children to appear distracted … 

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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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