Workshops help families deal with substance abuse

Rosecrance invites you to “What Can I Say to Convince Them to Quit?: Why Families Wait to Intervene on a Substance Abuser,” a workshop that will be held Nov. 8 in Rockford; March 5, 2013, in Orland Park; March 14, 2013, in Crystal Lake; April 16, 2013, in Frankfort; and May 7, 2013, in Oak … Continued

Upcoming workshops address question of ‘Why Families Wait’

Rosecrance invites professionals to “Why Families Wait to Intervene on a Substance Abuser: A Systemic Look at Enabling,” a workshop that will be held Nov. 8; March 14, 2013; and April 11, 2013; in Rockford, Crystal Lake and Chicago. The workshop will be hosted by David Lee, founder of Indiana-based Intervention Services and Technologies, Inc. … Continued

Rosecrance’s Philip Eaton honored by Rockford Chamber

Phil Eaton, president and CEO of Rosecrance Health Network, was honored Wednesday night as part of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s “20 People You Should Know” class of 2012. Melissa Westphal covered the event for the Rockford Register Star: “More than 300 people attended the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s reception Wednesday night at Prairie Street … Continued

WREX reports on Rosecrance Triage Center

On its website, WREX reports on the upcoming opening of the Rosecrance Triage Center in downtown Rockford, including an explanation of how patients will be seen: “Someone would go first to an emergency room and when hospital workers realize it’s a psychiatric emergency and that individual needs to be screened, they can do the medical … Continued

Register Star story about police shooting includes input from Rosecrance

In the wake of a recent shooting, a story at the Rockford Register Star’s web site raises questions about how police are trained to deal with people with mental illness. The story quotes Mary Ann Abate and Mary Gubbe Lee, both of Rosecrance. “Something like this doesn’t happen overnight,” said Mary Gubbe Lee, a longtime … Continued

Miss Illinois has inspiring message for Griffin Williamson Campus

Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois 2012, visited Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus on Friday, Oct. 19, to inspire its students to live a healthier life. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in Exercise Science, Ervin has dedicated her reign as Miss Illinois to fighting childhood obesity and encouraging fitness. During her speech, she stressed … Continued

Register Star reports on Rosecrance Triage Center

The Wednesday, Oct. 17, edition of the Rockford Register Star included a story about the Rosecrance Triage Center for people in psychiatric crisis, which is due to open in late October: Rosecrance is remodeling space at its Ware Center, 526 W. State St., to house the triage center, which officials have described as a behavioral … Continued

Author to discuss mental health Oct. 25 at Rockford College

Author Pete Earley will discuss mental health in America as a part of the Rockford College forum series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25,  at Rockford College’s Clark Arts Center, Maddox Theatre, 5050 East State Street, in Rockford. Earley, a former Washington Post reporter, has written 13 books, including the New York Times bestseller “The … Continued

WREX reports on opening of Rosecrance Triage Center

WREX-13 aired this report about the upcoming opening of the Rosecrance Triage Center in the downtown Ware Center, including quotes from Rosecrance VIce President of Community Mental Health Mary Ann Abate. WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader Here’s a link to the text of the story and more photos.

Register Star editorial talks about need for mental illness awareness

The editorial in the Thursday, Oct. 11, edition of the Rockford Register Star is titled “Our View: Mental Illness ‘does not discriminate’,” and keys off recent events in the news — the closing of Singer Mental Health Center, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s bipolar diagnosis — to stress that the focus on mental illness must go beyond … Continued