Freedom from stimulant use as overdose deaths grow

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can lead to a life-threatening addiction, but ending the use of the illegal substance is possible. In 2021, Iowa witnessed a surge in the number of deaths related to psychostimulant use, primarily due to methamphetamine, which rose to 210 from 94 in 2018. Amid all this, Rosecrance Jackson Centers … Continued

Finding hope amid a rise in stimulant use

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can lead to a life-threatening addiction, but ending the use of the illegal substance is possible. The United States has experienced a significant increase in the number of deaths associated with the use of psychostimulants, particularly methamphetamine. In 2021, the number of deaths related to methamphetamine surged to 15,489, … Continued

Seeking safety in sober holiday peers

It’s that time of the year when gift-giving, family gatherings, and cheers for the new year bring people together. Though it is perfectly normal to enjoy celebrations that are common around this time of year, the holidays can also be challenging for those in or new to recovery. The holiday season is usually packed with social events, … Continued

Serving veterans through collaboration

Rosecrance takes pride in supporting veterans, which is why it hosted an event on October 19 that brought together over 40 different organizations. The purpose of this event, called “Saluting Veterans: Supporting Those Who Served,” was to raise awareness of the behavioral health needs of veterans and advocate for the millions of Americans who have … Continued

Rosecrance honors the nation’s first responders

First responders across the country put their lives on the line to keep Americans safe as they respond to natural disasters, tragedies, and accidents. On National First Responders Day, observed on Oct. 28, Rosecrance is honoring the men and women whose daily jobs come with extraordinary challenges that they face with bravery and dedication. “Today, … Continued

Excessive screen use and youth mental health

In today’s world, avoiding digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, computers, and gaming systems can be challenging. Although screens can provide entertainment and education, excessive use can lead to problems, especially for children and teens. In the United States, children between the ages of 8 and 12 spend an average of 4 to 6 … Continued

Small actions make a difference

Emotional wellness is an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our emotions; it’s the ability to manage and cope with challenges and changes effectively. Emotional wellness is distinct from mental health, but there is some overlap between the two. While mental health focuses on identifying and treating imbalances, emotional wellness is an individual’s ability to process … Continued

Behavioral health resources for the school year!

With school resuming, some students may struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression. Rosecrance has resources to help support parents, teachers, students, caregivers, and others during this time of transition. The 2023 Back-to-School Toolkit from Rosecrance behavioral health experts focuses on prevention and education that adults can lean on if they know a child who … Continued