Closing the gaps in mental health access

By working with Rockford schools, Rosecrance supports children, teens, and their families in need and helps them overcome any barriers preventing loved ones from receiving the help they need. One student’s story stands out as an example of the positive impact of such work. This individual endured a struggle that lasted for two years, but … Continued

Mental health rally promotes better access to care

Mental Illness Awareness Week activities kicked off Monday, Oct. 3, with the annual Rally for Mental Health Care in downtown Rockford. The rally took place outside the Winnebago County Justice Center and attracted dozens of supporters with signs that carried such messages as “Stop Stigma” and “Break the Silence.” NAMI Northern Illinois organized the rally … Continued

Chicago Fire Department Suicide Study

by Dan DeGryse, Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program 7 In 18      Seven suicides within an eighteen month period by active or retired members of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), a very distressing and alarming statistic! In the Chicago Firefighters Union (CFFU) Local 2 Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we were quite taken back by … Continued

Behavioral Health for Firefighters & Paramedics with the Rosecrance Florian Program

  The new Rosecrance Florian Program offers the best opportunity for lasting recovery by incorporating occupational factors into the treatment process. The program is housed in a designated, eight-bed coed unit at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus, a modern 97-bed adult facility in Rockford, Illinois, that offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient services. Florian, named for … Continued

August edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter published

The August edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter has published. This month, we’re highlighting Rosecrance Experiential Therapies Department Supervisor Christine Nicholson, who has been invited to speak about the Rosecrance Healing Garden at the 2012 North American Japanese Garden Association national conference in Denver. The Healing Garden at the 50-acre Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus was … Continued