Brightwell reflects on 50 years in psychiatry

Dr. Dennis Brightwell’s psychiatry practice in 2021 little resembled the medical environment 50 years ago. Counseling sessions, collaborative care with a multidisciplinary team of experts, and the latest evidence-based tools gave him options for care that didn’t exist when he began practicing medicine. Brightwell, who recently retired after nine years with Rosecrance McHenry County, estimated … Continued

Rosecrance McHenry County receives grant from Community Foundation for McHenry County

Rosecrance McHenry County is proud to announce that it received a Mission Grant from the Community Foundation for McHenry County. The nearly $6,000 in funds will be used to enhance therapeutic recreation programming for children and adolescents. During summer, winter, and spring breaks from school, Rosecrance McHenry County offers an “Arts, Animals and Adventure” program … Continued

‘On Your Radar,’ episode 7: Launch To Life

The path to lasting recovery takes continuous commitment. For some it can take years to find their footing and maintain recovery. So, what does it take for someone leaving treatment to stay on course, and carry on with the positive habits and tools learned in their program? How does someone achieve lasting recovery? Experts would … Continued

Rosecrance Lakeview: A Launch to Life

When someone commits to a life of recovery, there can be a learning curve as the person adjusts to new ways of thinking and living. Positive actions may not come naturally at first, but with timely encouragement and training, the individual may find their footing and flourish. Rosecrance Lakeview provides a safe sober living environment … Continued

Gomel: Rethinking strength

After nearly two years of living in a pandemic, many of us are feeling tired and stressed out. We have tried to maintain our lives through countless frustrating disruptions to our finances, activities, and natural support systems. It’s a lot. These pressures have added extra burdens to our natural tendency to push ourselves past the … Continued

Aftercare: The foundation for lifelong recovery

When someone completes treatment for a substance use or mental health disorder, they may face challenges to success while learning to navigate familiar situations with a new outlook on life. To help clients achieve lasting recovery, Rosecrance provides connections and supports that can assist the rest of their lives. These services, known as aftercare or … Continued

Rosecrance names Quinn to Chicagoland leadership role

Rosecrance is pleased to announce that Matt Quinn has been named Director of Chicagoland for Rosecrance, Inc. In this role, Quinn will lead all clinical components of the organization’s Chicago outpatient clinics and recovery homes. Quinn has a background in counseling and community relations, and he is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified … Continued