Entries by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

Being Thankful for Mental Health

By: Kevin Zwiers, MBA For many of us, Fall symbolizes the upcoming holidays. Several of us enjoy the crispness in the air, the changing colors of the leaves on the trees, the smell of bonfires, and gathering with family members. There are those that dread the entire experience however, especially when battling a mental health […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder – More than the Holiday Blues

By: Kevin Zwiers, MBA What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? SAD is a mood disorder associated with depression episodes related to seasonal variations of light. This is characterized by symptoms of depression during predominantly the winter months, which subside during the spring and summer months. SAD may affect over 3 million Americans every year. While […]

Reflections on National Suicide Prevention Month

Every person can help prevent suicide and promote recovery for individuals that may have a mental illness. Mental health is very important to helping anyone change the narrative for those in need. According to the World Health Organization, suicide is among the three leading causes of death for those aged 15-44 and second leading cause […]

Expert Advisory Board Formed for Specialized Women’s Mental Health Program

Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital has formed a Women’s Advisory Board consisting of leading subject matter experts from various medical and behavioral fields. The advisory board is the first of its kind in Illinois and will offer a more complete treatment protocol rooted in evidence-based therapy. “Research has shown that better outcomes are achieved overall for […]

Remote Learning and Behavioral Health

How to identify your students struggling with a possible Mental Health crisis. These are times like no other. Teaching “remotely” & “hybrid”, are new terms when it comes to educating our kids. In this unprecedented time of remote learning, the mental health and well-being of students has become a serious concern. With the shift to […]

Resiliency during COVID

As we all attempt to look at ways to navigate ourselves through the Covid-19 pandemic, one area that we need to look at is our mental health and how we are managing extra stress or mental strain that it has placed on our daily functioning. A recent survey by the CDC and Census Bureau asked […]

First Responder & Front Line Employee Support

EMS, Fire, and Police frequently experience high levels of stress and anxiety related to work responsibilities. This is also true of front line healthcare workers in both medical and behavioral fields. The current COVID-19 pandemic has only added to these responsibilities and many of these individuals are now unsure of how to cope or look […]