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July 21, 2017 

Accommodating Workers with a History of Substance Abuse - SHRM ~ Employers don't have to accommodate any alcohol or illicit drug use in the workplace, but they must be careful not to discriminate against workers with a history of substance abuse who are no longer using.The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects workers from… 

New DEA website launched to target gateway drug abuse in colleges - Addition Now ~ “It’s a proactive approach to the root of the problem,” Pfaff said. “This is such an important time in a young person’s life. In these few years, it’s very important to prevent where we can. The hope is that it will also really help to tackle later addiction.” 

Positive Attitude Toward Aging = Better Mood - Pysch Central ~ A new study of older adults finds that having a positive attitude toward aging enhances resiliency and the way people feel about themselves. However, researchers found that a person’s attitude toward aging is not static and that day-to-day experiences do affect an individual’s awareness of age-related change (AARC). 

Can You Be “Too Smart” to Have ADHD? - ADDitude ~ ADHD is found in individuals of all intellectual abilities, and those with high IQs face unique challenges. Due to the developmental delay that characterizes ADHD, most children lag three years behind their chronological peers in social/emotional functioning, even when they function three years beyond their peers intellectually. 

This May Be The Cause Of Schizophrenia - Forbes ~ Schizophrenia can be a devastating disease not only to those afflicted with it, but to a patient’s family, friends, and medical providers who must confront difficulties when they are not compliant with medication or experience stressors in their lives.   

Overcoming Dating Anxiety - Huff Post ~ Do you find yourself asking, “Am I good enough for so-and-so?” Or, “Am I settling? Is this the best I can do?” When you’re out on a date and you’ve got thoughts and questions swirling in your head that you don’t know the answers to, it’s likely you’re feeling anxious. 

When should you take a mental health sick day? - Metro ~ But that doesn’t mean we should be forcing ourselves to work, day in, day out, when our mental health isn’t great. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and mental health sick days are just as valid as any day you’d take off for the flu. 

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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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