Check in with older adults

Over two million Americans over the age of 65 struggle with some form of depression. Older adults experience stressors common to all age groups but are more likely to experience additional challenges such as mobility issues, chronic pain, loss of independence, social isolation, loneliness, and financial decline after retirement. Everyone needs social connections to survive … Continued

Be proud during Recovery Month

Communities are encouraged to join the applause during National Recovery Month to congratulate the people living in recovery and to show appreciation to the professionals who helped them achieve their goals. The substance use crisis in the United States has had a devastating impact on many communities and the people who’ve laid roots in them. Overcoming … Continued

Help prevent a suicide

During Suicide Prevention Month, Rosecrance is highlighting a high-risk group that is often hesitant to seek help: Veterans. The veteran suicide rate decreased significantly in 2019 and 2020, but it is still 57% higher among veterans than non-veteran adults, according to the most recent data from the 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. Rosecrance … Continued

Lighting the path forward

As the sun set on International Overdose Awareness Day, hope remained illuminated for those in recovery from substance use. Rosecrance held luminaria walks at its residential sites in honor of those lost to overdose, with staff, alumni, and clients coming together to pay their respects. This year, for the first time, the walks were made … Continued

Planting seeds of hope

To commemorate the 10 years of hope, growth, and the nurturing environment the Ipsen Conservatory has represented since it opened, staff, clients, and friends of Rosecrance were invited to enjoy the view that the conservatory offers and plant their seeds of hope. Thanks to the generosity of our good friends, this beautiful room has helped … Continued

TMS service for severe depression, OCD now offered at Chicago-River North

Americans who live with serious mental illness may struggle to find an effective treatment that frees them from the heaviness of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But there is hope. Rosecrance offers a number of therapies, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive therapy that treats people with obsessive-compulsive disorder or severe depression whose condition is … Continued

Hope championed during first year of service

Rosecrance is pleased to announce that after just a year of service at four of its latest additions to the Rosecrance Health Network, its staff of experts assisted nearly 900 people seeking behavioral healthcare. The four locations—Freeport, Moline, Chicago-River North, and Naperville—offer behavioral health services and support to teens, adults, and their families. Clients came … Continued

Brenda Iliff to present at Rosecrance Jackson Centers

Brenda Iliff, an expert in addiction and the Vice President of Clinical Services at Rosecrance Jackson Centers, will present “Secret Addictions: Finding the Way to Hope and Freedom” on Friday, Sept. 15, at Rosecrance Jackson Centers, 3500 W. 4th St. Iliff’s presentation will focus on secret addictions and how they intersect with substance use disorders … Continued

Back-to-school begins before the first day back

Returning to a school-year routine can be difficult for students as they are greeted by new teachers, classrooms, and peer groups. Parents and families can help mitigate the stress that comes with the back-to-school shift by beginning the transition sooner than later. To help families prepare for the school year, Rosecrance offers these tips: Start … Continued