Entries by Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

We Need to Talk: Suicide is Preventable

For decades, suicide was not something to be talked about by families and friends affected by the devastating loss. Because of this and the stigma attached to mental illness, we learned too late that those who chose suicide were afraid to confide in others as well. Or maybe they felt there was no one in […]

Silver Oaks CEO: Pandemic challenges may lead to greater acceptance of mental health Issues

Despite all the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic during the past year, Scott Hullinger, CEO of Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital in New Lenox, believes the flexibility and resiliency shown during the crisis, both of providers and their clients, could lead to long-term successes. “This past year has been unprecedented in so many ways,” said […]

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 […]