Register Star covers Monday’s Mental Illness Awareness rally

Rockford Register Star reporter Melissa Westphal covered the rally held Monday to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week: “Stories of mental illness came out in poetry, in song, in story. A mother spoke about her son’s struggles with schizophrenia. Another woman updated the crowd of 75 about overcoming suicidal ideations — all in the name … Continued

Speakers share stories at Rockford Rally for Mental Health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness/Northern Illinois kicked off Mental Illness Awareness Week Monday, Oct 8, with a “Rally for Mental Health” held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Winnebago County Justice Center, 650 W. State St., Rockford. Dozens of people attended the outdoor event, which included poems, songs, speeches and personal stories of mental … Continued

Events mark Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 7-13

The National Alliance on Mental Illness/Northern Illinois will observe Mental Illness Awareness Week, which is Oct. 7 to 13, with three events: Rally for Mental Health: Several community members will speak at this event, which is noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Winnebago County Justice Center, 650 W. State St., Rockford. The … Continued

Rosecrance, Sierra Tucson present ‘Self-Sabotage in Recovery’ Oct. 25 and 26

Rosecrance and Sierra Tucson present “Addressing Self-Sabotage in Recovery” Thursday, Oct. 25, in Oak Brook and Friday, Oct. 26, in Skokie. The speaker is Libby Timmons, LILAS, CEAP, SAP, a master’s level clinician, certified experiential therapist and certified addictions specialist. She has extensive training in psychodrama, addictions and experiential therapy and has been in private … Continued

Rosecrance hosts Cooking Up Hope in Naperville

On Sunday, Sept. 30, Rosecrance hosted Cooking Up Hope at the Naperville Country Club in Naperville. The chef’s tasting, which attracted about 200 people, raised money to help teens obtain substance abuse treatment in Rockford. This was the third year for the event, which included participation from Casey’s Foods; Francesca’s; Grandma Toste’s; Heaven on Seven;  Hugo’s Frog … Continued

WNIJ radio reports on Rosecrance’s plans for crisis triage center

Local NPR radio station WNIJ-FM  reports on plans for the closure of Singer Mental Health Center, with a focus on Rosecrance’s plans to open a crisis triage center in the downtown Rosecrance Ware Center. Rosecrance’s CEO, Philip Eaton, describes those plans: “The two major foundational pieces of the next steps, one is a community crisis … Continued

Rosecrance hosts Professional Career Fair Sept. 27

Rosecrance is hosting a Professional Career Fair from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Avenue, Rockford, in the Community Room. We’re looking for LPNs, RNs, and Bachelor’s or Master’s in the Human Services, Social Work, Psychology and Counseling fields and Bring a resume and prepare to be … Continued