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

Take time for yourself today

If you live in the United States, chances are that you are stressed at some point during your day. Some stress is necessary in our lives, but when we struggle with chronic stress it can be harmful to the body and mind. In a 2022 poll conducted by the American Psychological Association, 55% of Americans … Continued

Long COVID-19’s impact on mental health

Isolation caused by COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic had a devastating effect on many people, but a recent advisory is bringing awareness to Long COVID and its relationship to people struggling with their mental health. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s advisory warns that Long COVID—a condition with a range of … Continued

Promote empathy, awareness toward women struggling

It’s normal to want comfort and relief from anxiety, depression, and other stressors, and how someone copes with those feelings can create a positive or negative outcome. When coping mechanisms rely on alcohol or substance use, it can become a disorder that intensifies the psychological stressors that caused someone to turn to substances for relief. … Continued