Category Archives: Aurora Behavioral Health Services

Addiction doesn’t discriminate: Bridget’s story

As a kid, Bridget was part of the crowd that followed the rules: the ones who excelled in school, said “yes, ma’am” and “yes, sir” when asked questions and did their chores without being reminded. She’d been a version of … Continue reading

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How the Dewey Center helped Myriah heal her whole self

In 2013, Myriah Mundt worked at a senior living community in Port Washington. She often had to lift patients and eventually injured her back. She was treated with a lot of physical therapy – and painkillers. In fact, this course … Continue reading

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Helping patients no matter the cost

As manager of behavioral health services at Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore (ASLSS), Norm Shanks, MSN, RN, is seeing an increased need for acute services. “We’re seeing patients who are more vulnerable than in the past, and in greater volumes,” … Continue reading

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The construction of healing: Phill’s story

Phill Lloyd has a lot memories of Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and the Dewey Center. His memories start a long time ago, before Aurora came on board. It was Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital then. The grounds were beautiful then, too, as they are now, … Continue reading

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One family’s journey toward healing

Ethan Monson-Dupuis could have been any child in the Midwest. He grew up in a nice neighborhood in the Milwaukee suburbs with his parents and older sister, Deva. His mother, Robin, was a psychotherapist and substance abuse counselor at Aurora … Continue reading

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Dr. Tony Meyer’s legacy remains on campus

Dr. Tony Meyer has worked at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital for over 55 years, serving as the medical director since 1991. He retired in 2017 but his former students, patients and colleagues are making sure he stays close by. They are supporting a $250,000 fundraising effort that will culminate in the … Continue reading

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How Aurora’s addiction treatment programs helped Amy rebuild her life

Amy Book was 17 years old and hoping to go to college on a dance scholarship. Two weeks before tryouts she tore her rotator cuff and needed shoulder surgery. Forget tryouts. Forget dance. Forget my future. At least that’s how … Continue reading

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