Rosecrance to host mobile pantry with Northern Illinois Food Bank

On Thursday, April 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Rosecrance will partner with Northern Illinois Food Bank to host its third mobile pantry event this year at the Rosecrance Ware Center (2704 N Main St., Rockford, IL 61103). The mobile pantry is open to Rosecrance clients and the Rockford community at large. Nutritious meals … Continued

Helping Your Teen Cope with a Panic Attack

Teen mental health issues are very real and more common than you may think. Still, it can be difficult to know what to do when a teen suffers from depression or an anxiety disorder. Life with a teen has its challenges, and panic attacks can add quite a bit to those issues. So what can … Continued

Does My Teen Need Addiction Treatment?

While addiction can occur at any age, substance use disorders are more likely to start during young adulthood or in the teenage years. Recurring use of drugs or alcohol can rewire the brain, making it difficult to simply quit—especially during the teenage years when the brain is still developing. Teen addiction is a serious problem, … Continued

How to Help a Teen Struggling with Mental Health Issues

As a parent, you want what’s best for your teen. If you have concerns about your child’s mental health, you may be struggling to find answers about the best course of action. Where can you turn? And how do you talk to your child about something so difficult and personal? Recognize the Signs Mental health … Continued

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Teenage Opioid Addiction

Establishing an open line of communication with your teen can be challenging. Parents should know the facts when it comes to the deadly opioid epidemic so they’re better prepared to talk with their teens and recognize the signs of opioid misuse. This guide is designed to help parents know whether their children are at risk, … Continued

Hours of Operation for ARC

Click here to download the image of the schedule. Monday: 8:30 – 9 AM: Open to Alumni for Resource 9 – 10 AM: Open to Alumni for Resource 10 – 11 AM: closed 11 AM – 12 PM: closed 12 – 1 PM: Alumni Community Group 1 – 2 PM: Open to Alumni for Resource … Continued

Vaping Health Risks: How Harmful Is It for Teens?

It looks like a sleek USB pod. It tastes like bubblegum, fruity cereal, marshmallows, slushies, or gummy worms. It’s no wonder so many teens and kids are attracted to the idea of “vaping.” E-cigarettes and vape pens use heated nicotine liquid to produce a vapor for inhalation, or vaping. That liquid, often called “juice,” comes … Continued

The Unseen Struggle with Opioid Addiction

Although the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S. continues to escalate, the daily struggles of opioid users are often hidden from public view. Over 130 people die each day in the U.S. from opioid overdoses, and its widespread availability is largely to blame (CDC). This crisis is far reaching, affecting adults, teens, and families across … Continued

Experiential therapy: More than just fun and games

Experiential therapy has grown in popularity over the years and research suggests a variety of positive benefits, particularly in relation to those experiencing substance use and mental health disorders. However, experiential therapy doesn’t lend itself to measurable qualities as easily as other treatment options. For that reason, many still see these modalities as flashy, unscientific, … Continued

Lori Kehoe named Community Relations Coordinator of Chicago Region

Rosecrance recently appointed Lori Kehoe as a new Community Relations Coordinator in the Chicago region. The Rosecrance Community Relations team assists with information regarding program and services, scheduling of assessments, contacting other resources, and navigating progress. These individuals are skilled in: Communicating with families in crisis Finding referral sources within the community Gathering information that … Continued