Rosecrance expert points to dangers of unhealthy coping skills when faced with challenges such as extreme stress, isolation, grief

A study released on the eve of Alcohol Awareness Month shed more light on the impact of alcohol use during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported a 25 percent spike in alcohol-related deaths from 2019 to 2020. This was an eleven-fold increase on the typical increase … Continued

Rosecrance names new Foundation Executive Director

Rosecrance is pleased to announce that Sally Draper has been named the new Senior Vice President and Executive Director of The Rosecrance Foundation. In this role, she will oversee all fundraising and philanthropic activities for The Rosecrance Foundation in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. Draper, a Princeton University alumna, has more than 20 years of … Continued

Rosecrance announces leadership transitions

  Rosecrance is pleased to announce leadership appointments and promotions. Sally Draper has been named Senior Vice President and Executive Director of The Rosecrance Foundation. She has more than two decades of experience in relationship development, major gifts, strategic planning, and operations, previously serving as the National Senior Vice President of Development for the American … Continued

Learning to be OK with not being OK

The past couple years have been a long, sometimes frustrating journey. Stress levels have risen, along with number of people facing behavioral health disorders. As time passes, the effects of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and process addictions may linger. For some, post-traumatic stress disorder-like symptoms may be a challenge in the coming days. Other … Continued

Rosecrance boards welcome new members

Rosecrance is pleased to announce six new board members will join the Rosecrance, Inc., Rosecrance Foundation, or the Rosecrance Foundation Chicago boards. Rosecrance continues to strengthen its reputation as a nationally recognized leader in recovery through continued expansion. The organization now serves more than 50,000 people each year at its facilities in Illinois, Iowa, and … Continued

Gomel: The time is now to address behavioral health

The time is now to address behavioral health The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the mental health of every age group and in every community across Illinois. The rates of anxiety, depression and suicide have soared as families and businesses weathered financial uncertainty, job loss, social isolation and COVID-related illness and death. This … Continued

Rosecrance, Rockford Boys & Girls Club announce partnership

Rosecrance and the Boys & Girls Club of Rockford are pleased to announce a partnership that is strengthening the Club’s after-school programming by providing positive adult role models and life skills education. Since January, Rosecrance clinicians have supported after-school activities at the Fairgrounds Club location, at 609 Kilburn Ave., in Rockford. They are leading groups … Continued