From solider to behavioral health

When Michael Oldenburg joined Rosecrance 17 years ago, it wasn’t the dream job he wanted, but it was a calling he answered. Oldenburg is the current clinical assessor for the problem-solving courts in Winnebago County. He held many positions at Rosecrance, but Rosecrance wasn’t his first employer. Oldenburg knew he wanted to join the military … Continued

Changing a culture that once ignored mental health

During their time serving the United States, military personnel can encounter traumatic events.  Millions of veterans will carry that trauma with them, resulting in symptoms that indicate there are challenges to their mental health. Around 14% to 16% of U.S. service members who were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq are suffering from PTSD or depression. … Continued

Rosecrance, FHN partner in northwest Illinois

Rosecrance Behavioral Health and FHN are pleased to announce a partnership to enhance behavioral health services to serve northwest Illinois. The partnership between FHN and Rosecrance Behavioral Health in Freeport ensures continuity in high-quality behavioral health services for the region. Under this partnership, the behavioral health services offered at FHN Family Counseling Center, 421 West … Continued

Rosecrance expands services to Chicago-Norwood Park

Rosecrance, a nationally respected leader in behavioral health, is thrilled to announce the opening of a new Rosecrance Therapies location to serve the Chicago-Norwood Park community. The new office provides integrated behavioral health care services, including individual, couples, and group counseling, with a variety of specialty services. Rosecrance Chicago-Norwood Park, 5440 N. Cumberland Ave., offers … Continued

Freedom from stimulant use as overdose deaths grow

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can lead to a life-threatening addiction, but ending the use of the illegal substance is possible. In 2021, Iowa witnessed a surge in the number of deaths related to psychostimulant use, primarily due to methamphetamine, which rose to 210 from 94 in 2018. Amid all this, Rosecrance Jackson Centers … Continued

A Joyful Gift of Gratitude

Hanging high in the sunroom of Claudia and Jim Swarthout’s home is a hand-painted, wooden sign that reads: Gratitude. For the Swarthouts, gratitude—thankfulness and the desire to return kindness to others—is a way of life. Claudia, a former nun, and Jim, a former Catholic priest, now Episcopal priest, have both lived religious lives that have taught … Continued

Rosecrance honors the nation’s first responders

First responders across the country put their lives on the line to keep Americans safe as they respond to natural disasters, tragedies, and accidents. On National First Responders Day, observed on Oct. 28, Rosecrance is honoring the men and women whose daily jobs come with extraordinary challenges that they face with bravery and dedication. “Today, … Continued