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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web

June 15, 2018 

FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Online Sales of Opioids - Clinical Advisor ~ These products, which may be contaminated, expired, or even counterfeit, are likely to jeopardize patients' health, as their use is associated with serious adverse effects. 

Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists - Disability Scoop ~ People with autism appear to have more difficulty than others when first learning to drive, but a study suggests that with practice, they can be just as skilled behind the wheel. 

White House launches anti-opioid ad campaign aimed at youth - The Associated Press ~ … warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic. [It] would include several partners, including the Ad Council and the Truth Initiative, surrounding four new ads featuring the true stories of young people who have battled addiction.

Recognizing Depression in Your Partner - Psych Central ~ One of the biggest problems with depression is that it can be hard to recognize even for the person suffering…

Benzodiazepines: America’s ‘other prescription drug problem’ - Public Radio Tulsa ~ Lorazepam… Valium and Xanax. The problem with benzos, as they're also known, is that they're highly addictive medications, both physically and psychologically. Abruptly stopping them can lead to withdrawal symptoms.

NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis - MedScape ~ Congress added $500 million to the base appropriation of the NIH, beginning in fiscal year 2018. "The NIH will invest these much-needed resources to support science that advances national priorities for addiction and pain research, with a bold new trans-NIH initiative called Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL)," 

Fewer teens having sex, doing drugs but more are depressed - NBC News ~ But kids report that bullying at school is common and a third of students report persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, the report finds. One in 10 girls and one out of 28 boys report they’ve been forced to have sex.

FDA Okays Wearable Device for Opioid Withdrawal - MedScape ~ Electrical pulses flow to ear-fitted needles from the auricular neurostimulator (Drug Relief, DyAnsys, Inc), which was designed to provide both comfort and mobility to patients. 

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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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