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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

March 16, 2018 

Sexual Orientation Top Risk For Suicidal Thoughts In College Freshmen - Fox News ~ Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior. 

Overwhelmed? Try This One-Minute Self-Care Tip to Regain Control - Psych Central Newsletter ~ We often have a hard time acknowledging our limits. Instead, we power on, stay busy, and deny our need for recovery. That’s because decision-fatigue essentially switches off our ability to self-monitor. 

FDA Chief Worries About A New Generation Of Kids Getting Hooked On Nicotine Through Vaping - CNBC ~ Access to e-cigarettes by kids is a "big concern" for the Food and Drug Administration, and the agency plans to take steps soon to better address the vaping problem. Make no mistake, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, FDA Commissioner … 

Debunking Myths About Mental Health - Jakarta Post ~ Many people often ignore their mental well being and don’t take serious consideration of symptoms of mental health issues when they appear. The myths surrounding mental health problems also seem to contribute to one's decision to take action and seek help when their psychological wellbeing …

 How Being Sleep Deprived Alters a Brain Connection That Causes Fear and Anxiety - PsychCentral.com (blog) ~ Being sleep deprived has become such a norm in today’s society that we often brush it off as an unavoidable part of our lives. Studies show that 31 percent of the Canadian and American population is sleep deprived. 

Everything I Use to Calm My Chronic Anxiety - New York Magazine ~ Most people know what it feels like to be anxious. Whether they have chronic anxiety (like me) or have felt nerves during stressful situations, few are strangers to that stomach-sinking moment, that loss of breath, that trepidation.

 Which Doctors Treat Autism Spectrum Disorders? - U.S. News & World Report ~ For any parent, welcoming a new baby home is a time of joy and challenge, lost sleep and new adventures. Your baby will likely grow and thrive, hitting various milestones on cue…

 Diagnosing Mental Health As Routinely As Blood Work Could Revolutionize Treatment - Quartz ~ Imagine that tomorrow you wake up with a persistent cough and a sore throat. You go to see your doctor and she asks about your symptoms, but also takes your temperature and blood pressure, and maybe takes a throat culture or blood…

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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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