Entries by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

Women’s Advisory Board Presentation Series

Women’s Advisory Board Presentation Series 1. Dr. Nicole Gress / May 18th / 4 pm / “Mental Health and the Hormone Component – Medications we can utilize in Third Trimester”. Dr. Randhawa / “Impact of Stress during pregnancy and after”. 2. Dr. Nutan Vaidya / June 17th / 2 pm / “Resilience During/Post Pandemic”. Dr. […]

Silver Oaks Behavioral Opens Specialized Men’s Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Inpatient Program

Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital has opened a Specialized Men’s Unit. This programming expands mental health treatment services specifically for men in Southern and Western suburbs of Chicagoland. This specialized program is designed to treat the unique mental health needs of men. Read the full press release: Click Here to Download (PDF)

Heart to Heart: Depression often linked to cardiac issues

By: Nick Reiher Depression can be caused by many factors, major life changes, such as heart issues and surgery. Conversely, depression and stress can trigger many physical problems, including high blood pressure and heart ailments. “Stress affects everything,” said April A. Balzhiser, MA, LCPC, ICDVP, Program Director at Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital in New Lenox. […]

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 […]