Monthly Archives: March 2013

Plants bring spring colors to Ipsen Conservatory

Work began last November on the Ipsen Conservatory at Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson Campus, and the facility is now being stocked with plants just in time for its spring opening. Here are a few photos, bringing a little much-needed color after this long, long winter.

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Snow people enjoy winter in Rosecrance's Recovery Circle

Justin Moriarty, who works with Morrison Management (the company that provides food for Rosecrance) spent  some extra time outside after last week’s big snow creating this bit of seasonal sculpture at Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson Campus.

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WREX mental health report includes Rosecrance comments

On Thursday, WREX-13 broadcast a report about Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s announcement that mental health funding will be increased in the 2013 Illinois state budget. The report included comments from Rosecrance President/CEO Philip Eaton and footage of the Triage Center at Rosecrance’s Ware Center in downtown Rockford.

Here’s the video, and you can read the story on WREX’s website here.

Open house celebrates TMS Center of Madison

An open house was held March 4 to mark the opening of the TMS Center of Madison, a joint effort between Rosecrance Health Network and Connections Counseling of Madison.

The center is Madison’s only provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive, non-systemic medical treatment for individuals suffering from depression who have not benefited from anti-depressants or who cannot take medication. Rosecrance has successfully treated patients in Rockford using TMS for more than three years.

For more information about the TMS Center of Madison, visit the website here or call 608-231-2200. Here are some photos from the event:

Shelly Dutch, director of Connections Counseling, and Stephen Smith, director of Aspen Counseling and Consulting, at the open house at the TMS Center of Madison.

Shelly Dutch, director of Connections Counseling, and Stephen Smith, director of Aspen Counseling and Consulting, at the open house at the TMS Center of Madison.

 

Access counselor Ian Cox demonstrates the TMS chair at the open house.

Access counselor Ian Cox demonstrates the TMS chair at the open house.

Dr. Thomas Wright, Stphen Smith, Kelly Dinsmore, Janis Waddell, Shelly Dutch, Judith Jobe and John Schuster celebrate the opening of the TMS Center of Madison at the open house.
Dr. Thomas Wright, Stephen Smith, Kelly Dinsmore, Janis Waddell, Shelly Dutch, Judith Jobe and John Schuster celebrate the opening of the TMS Center of Madison at the open house.

Register Star article celebrates NAMI's 30th anniversary

In Friday’s edition, the Rockford Register Star writes about the 30th anniversary of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Northern Illinois affiliate and its continuing efforts to spread knowledge and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues:

“NAMI is busier than ever during its 30th-anniversary year because awareness of mental illness continues to increase, but people seeking treatment still face gaps in access to medical services and insurance coverage.

“Mental illness affects 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children in the U.S., according to NAMI, but mental health funding is one of the areas where lawmakers have slashed spending in recent years.”

Read the rest of the story here.