Rosecrance receives $8 million in grants to strengthen access to behavioral healthcare

Residents of two Illinois counties experiencing a behavioral health crisis will soon have easier access to care through federal grants awarded to Rosecrance by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). The funding, a total of $8 million over two years, will enable Rosecrance to serve over 1,300 new clients in northern and central … Continued

Kellerhals named Director of Mental Health Services

Rosecrance is pleased to announce that Dave Kellerhals has been named Director of Mental Health Services at Rosecrance Central Illinois. Kellerhals is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over a decade in the mental health field. He has spent his career in central Illinois, with experience in crisis, inpatient, and outpatient settings. “I’m grateful to … Continued

Returning to normal life presents challenges for people with mental health concerns

While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress, mental health issues, and substance use, it has helped those who struggle with anxiety and many routine social interactions. A recent study by the American Psychological Association reported that 7 percent of people felt less stress since the pandemic’s beginning. In addition, a study by European Child & … Continued

Rosecrance offers tips to help youth finish the school year strong

With an unusual spring break 2021 completed for many schools and colleges, another unsettled school year will soon end. Uncertainties, missed milestones, and disrupted routines continue to weigh on students and their families for the second straight spring. Several recent studies show how virtual learning and social distancing have hurt students’ mental health over the … Continued

Tablets ease transition to treatment for adult clients

Clients who enter care at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus Health Center now are connecting with others in treatment and recovery resources while staying safely distanced through the use of tablets on the unit. The addition introduces clients to Rosecrance programming while they await COVID-19 test results or clearance to leave detox. This also enhances infection … Continued

Rosecrance CEO named to NAATP board

ROCKFORD—Rosecrance is pleased to announce that President and CEO David Gomel, Ph.D., has been appointed to the National Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals (NAATP) board of directors. Gomel, who has served Rosecrance for more than 25 years and assumed the role of President and CEO in 2021, will serve a term that ends in 2023. … Continued