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Behavioral Health

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital and US HealthVest held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital on Wednesday, October 25. The 100-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital will expand inpatient and outpatient services for mental health and substance abuse issues in Will and Grundy counties. [caption...

Celebrating 5 Years in New Lenox

Five years ago, Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox on Feb. 26, 2012. Since then, Silver Cross has cared for more than 1.3 million patients while continuing to bring new services and enhanced expertise to the...

Diagnosing & Dealing with Depression

Depression is no mere slump in mood. Unlike “the blues,” which tends to clear up in a few days, depression frequently is both prolonged and recurring. It can’t be ignored, and it can’t be joked or whistled away. Sufferers of depression are likely to experience: Prolonged loss...

Dealing with substance abuse & mental disorder? Help is available.

[caption id="attachment_22574" align="alignright" width="225"] Pam Davis, MA, CADC, MISA-II, LPC[/caption] Substance abuse and mental health issues often go hand in hand. When these issues occur together, they are call co-occurring or dual diagnosis. Unfortunately, many treatment centers specialize in treating only one or the other, making...