Mental health rally promotes better access to care

Mental Illness Awareness Week activities kicked off Monday, Oct. 3, with the annual Rally for Mental Health Care in downtown Rockford. The rally took place outside the Winnebago County Justice Center and attracted dozens of supporters with signs that carried such messages as “Stop Stigma” and “Break the Silence.” NAMI Northern Illinois organized the rally … Continued

Chicago Fire Department Suicide Study

by Dan DeGryse, Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program 7 In 18      Seven suicides within an eighteen month period by active or retired members of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), a very distressing and alarming statistic! In the Chicago Firefighters Union (CFFU) Local 2 Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we were quite taken back by … Continued

Behavioral Health for Firefighters & Paramedics with the Rosecrance Florian Program

  The new Rosecrance Florian Program offers the best opportunity for lasting recovery by incorporating occupational factors into the treatment process. The program is housed in a designated, eight-bed coed unit at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus, a modern 97-bed adult facility in Rockford, Illinois, that offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient services. Florian, named for … Continued

Rosecrance names Anne Fridh, PsyD., to new role as administrator of Ware Center

Fridh brings clinical and administrative experience to position ROCKFORD – Anne Fridh, PsyD., has been named Administrator of the Rosecrance Ware Center, a role to which she brings more than two decades of experience and leadership in behavioral healthcare. In her new position, she will oversee adult mental health operations, including triage emergency services and … Continued

WIFR-23 reports on United Way grant to Triage Center

Today on its website, WIFR-23 reports that the United Way of Rock River Valley will invest $2.7 million in the Rock River Valley, most of it in grants to community programs that “strengthen the education, income and health of communities in Winnebago and Ogle counties.” Included among those programs is the Triage Center at the Rosecrance … Continued

Register Star reports on success of Rosecrance triage center

In Sunday’s Rockford Register Star, reporter Melissa Westphal wrote about the success of the triage center at the Rosecrance Ware Center. The triage center opened in Oct. 2012 to help provide mental health services in the wake of the closing of Singer Mental Health Center: ROCKFORD — People experiencing psychiatric crises are avoiding unnecessary  hospital … Continued

August edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter published

The August edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter has published. This month, we’re highlighting Rosecrance Experiential Therapies Department Supervisor Christine Nicholson, who has been invited to speak about the Rosecrance Healing Garden at the 2012 North American Japanese Garden Association national conference in Denver. The Healing Garden at the 50-acre Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus was … Continued

July edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter published

The July edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter has published. This month, we’re highlighting the opening of Rosecrance McHenry County, which offers evidence-based outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services in McHenry, Illinois. Rosecrance is dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment in an environment that fosters lasting recovery. Our … Continued