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Read news and blog articles about Rosecrance and topics of note pertaining to substance abuse, addiction treatment and mental health disorders and treatment.


Community celebrates Phil Eaton’s career

Community members and Rosecrance friends celebrated the upcoming retirement of CEO Phil Eaton at small gatherings in October. Guests included civic leaders, current and former Rosecrance board members and donors, as well as Illinois legislators and healthcare leadership. In addition to well wishes, Eaton was presented with a number of congratulatory commendations from federal, state, … Continued

Virtual toolkit provides resources for educators

At the beginning of each school year, Rosecrance provided educators and parents with valuable resources for the coming year. These Back to School Kits, which included tips and resources to help school staff navigate the challenges of substance use and mental health issues, shifted to virtual materials this year. “We knew educators were incredibly busy … Continued

Effectively Managing Suicide Risk During COVID-19

This year has been the year of numbers: the number of people who have been unfortunate enough to contract COVID-19, the number of people who’ve died from COVID-19, the number of people who’ve lost their jobs or someone they love… there’s no end to the number of people whose lives have been directly or indirectly … Continued

Multi-Agency Partnership Pilot Program Announced

After many weeks of planning and development, officials from Winnebago County, the City of Rockford, and Rosecrance are pleased to announce the launch of the Co-Responder Pilot Program for Rockford and Winnebago Counties. Municipalities across the country are adopting similar programs where law enforcement and clinicians work together in response to calls that involve a … Continued

Give yourself—and others—a little grace during the pandemic

To many of us, 2020 feels like a nightmare that won’t end. From a Midwestern derecho to fires, hurricanes, a global pandemic, and a contentious political cycle, many people are grieving losses of life, health, relationships, and ways of life. In a typical year, one in five American adults struggles with mental illness, according to … Continued

Julie Enockson named Regional President of Rosecrance Jackson Centers

Rosecrance is pleased to announce Julie Enockson has been named Regional President of Rosecrance Jackson Centers. Enockson is a Siouxland native whose commitment to service began on her family’s farm, where she still remains involved today. After 20 years in the local manufacturing sector, she held the position of director of finance/controller at Mercy Medical … Continued

Celebrating recovery together in September

Each September, Rosecrance staff, clients, and alumni honor Recovery Month with activities at each site. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Connections” brought the Rosecrance community together to build relationships and express gratitude for the bonds that make recovery possible. Early in the month, clients learned the value of experiential therapy through a visit from BraveHearts, an … Continued

Spirituality: Calm in life’s storms

In times when fear and anxiety are running high, with life seeming out-of-control, peace feels elusive. Through spiritual introspection and practices, the 12 Steps offer a path to rest for anyone feeling stressed out, whether or not they are in recovery. Spirituality is a restorative piece of the 12 Steps that helps people wrestle with … Continued

Equine therapy brings peace to clients at Rosecrance Harrison Campus

Many people don’t realize that horses are so sensitive to their riders that the animals naturally synch their heartbeats to their humans. Yes, it is a scientific fact that the muscular, elegant steeds are so socially connected that they mirror human counterparts in a unique relationship. That makes the connection an ideal experiential therapy option. … Continued