Kettle Moraine Garden Club provides patients with unseen gifts

A sense of calm. Increased mindfulness. Reduced stress. These are three of the many gifts patients who participate in horticultural therapy at Rogers Behavioral Health will never see, but instead will be felt, when they take home a Therapeutic Gardening Toolkit provided by a grant from the Kettle Moraine Garden Club. “Since horticultural therapy was…

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Biathlete and eating disorder survivor Paul Schommer breaks down stigma during quest for 2018 Olympics

Ten years ago, at the age of 15, young sports enthusiast Paul Schommer found himself in a race against time when his father passed away unexpectedly and his battle with anorexia began spiraling out of control. After being hospitalized and undergoing months of unsuccessful therapy sessions, his doctor recommended he receive round-the-clock, residential treatment at…

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You want me to go WHERE?

“Oconomowoc,” our admissions counselor tells the parent on the other end of the line, “It’s in Wisconsin, near Milwaukee.” You can almost see the concern through the telephone as the thought of packing up her 12-year-old daughter and flying her to some city in the middle of the country sinks in. I mean, it’s called…

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