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August 6, 2020


5 Ways to Make Family Summer Memories Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic - Psychcentral.com ~ Are you feeling like your world has been turned upside-down since COVID-19 entered our lives? Uncertainty remains as the discussion of re-opening occurs, while cases and deaths continue to rise.


Physical Activity, Social Interaction Concerns During Remote Learning - Nbcdfw.com ~ Kids could suffer from a lack of activity, and an increase in anxiety, when they are removed from the traditional school setting, according to experts.


Police Suicides Raise Questions About A Hidden Pandemic - Chicagotribune.com ~ Reported police suicides also have been rising in recent years. At least 228 police officers died by suicide in 2019, according to the support group Blue H.E.L.P. That’s more than were killed in the line of duty.


High BMI in Early Adulthood Linked to Increased Dementia Risk - Medscape.com ~ Higher body mass index (BMI) in early adulthood is associated with an increased risk for dementia later in life, new research suggests. The study is the first to link heightened dementia risk with higher BMI earlier in life for both women and men, investigators note.


Some Antidepressants Tied to Very Specific Birth Defects - Medpagetoday.com ~

Mothers who took certain antidepressants in early pregnancy had an elevated risk of having children with birth defects, a case-control study found. Compared with other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac) had…


A Look At Pandemic's Impact On Recovery For Alcoholism And Drug Addiction - NPR.org ~ People in recovery for alcoholism and drug addiction have been hit hard by challenges of social distancing. Laura Bratton shares how the pandemic has affected her recovery and her support system.


Male Patients Report Greater Need in Screening for Intimate Partner Violence - Clinicaladvisor.com ~ The sample was limited to non-incarcerated men aged 18 to 35 years who stated that they have been in a romantic relationship. Participants identified the frequency of physically violent behaviors they perpetrated or experienced in their…


Are You Terrified of Confrontation, Even When You’re In the Right? - Blogs.psychcentral.com ~

Knowing that confrontational people, like bullies, thrive on our reactions, my plan is to not react. To take all the fun out of it for them. That’s what my mom advised me to do with the bullies on the school bus. It works thirty years ago, and it works beautifully now.


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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.


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