Finding hope amid a rise in stimulant use

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can lead to a life-threatening addiction, but ending the use of the illegal substance is possible. The United States has experienced a significant increase in the number of deaths associated with the use of psychostimulants, particularly methamphetamine. In 2021, the number of deaths related to methamphetamine surged to 15,489, … Continued

Excessive screen use and youth mental health

In today’s world, avoiding digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, televisions, computers, and gaming systems can be challenging. Although screens can provide entertainment and education, excessive use can lead to problems, especially for children and teens. In the United States, children between the ages of 8 and 12 spend an average of 4 to 6 … Continued

Small actions make a difference

Emotional wellness is an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our emotions; it’s the ability to manage and cope with challenges and changes effectively. Emotional wellness is distinct from mental health, but there is some overlap between the two. While mental health focuses on identifying and treating imbalances, emotional wellness is an individual’s ability to process … Continued

Check in with older adults

Over two million Americans over the age of 65 struggle with some form of depression. Older adults experience stressors common to all age groups but are more likely to experience additional challenges such as mobility issues, chronic pain, loss of independence, social isolation, loneliness, and financial decline after retirement. Everyone needs social connections to survive … Continued

Be proud during Recovery Month

Communities are encouraged to join the applause during National Recovery Month to congratulate the people living in recovery and to show appreciation to the professionals who helped them achieve their goals. The substance use crisis in the United States has had a devastating impact on many communities and the people who’ve laid roots in them. Overcoming … Continued

Help prevent a suicide

During Suicide Prevention Month, Rosecrance is highlighting a high-risk group that is often hesitant to seek help: Veterans. The veteran suicide rate decreased significantly in 2019 and 2020, but it is still 57% higher among veterans than non-veteran adults, according to the most recent data from the 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. Rosecrance … 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