One way to improve your mental and physical strength is to play golf. For those golfers out there, it only takes one good shot to get you to keep playing. If you want to lower your scores consistently, you can’t leave the mental aspect of your game at home. Luckily for you, Bolingbrook is home to one of the best places to learn and grasp the game of golf. At Boughton Ridge Golf Course, you won't need to a pro-level to enjoy this course. It's only 9-holes and is perfect for beginners.

"Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory." - Bill Russell

"Not until we are lost, do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau

AMITA Health is here to help

AMITA Health’s extensive Behavioral Medicine organization offers comprehensive, compassionate and respectful care for adults, seniors and adolescents who are experiencing emotional, psychiatric, behavioral or addiction issues or disorders. Our dedicated team helps those in need return to their optimal functioning and move forward with family life, work, school and other activities. Our specialized programs aim to restore wellness, stability and independence, through prevention and early intervention to treatment and aftercare. Perhaps you or a family member has struggled for years with mental health issues, addiction, or an eating disorder. Or, maybe life has just become more difficult to handle recently. Whatever the struggle, we can help.

Offering inpatient and outpatient services, clinical psychiatric research and therapeutic day schools, AMITA Health’s unmatched Behavioral Medicine organization encompasses a multidisciplinary staff of board-certified psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, addictionologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, expressive therapists, teachers and more.

Our mission is to help individuals of all ages learn practical ways to manage mental health and substance abuse problems. When life hurts, call us - we can help. 

Nature - Free stress reliever:

Benefits of Nature:

  • Spending time outside raises levels of Vitamin D
  • Exposure to environment based education increases student performances on critical thinking skill tests
  • studies have shown that reconnecting with green can help lift depression, improve energy, and boost overall well-being and mental health.
  • Scientists are finding that time spent in nature not only decreases stress hormones, but decreases heart rate, improves mood, attention span, creativity, and problem solving.
  • Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it also contributes to your physical wellbeing; reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
  • The University of Illinois conducted research that showed that children with ADD/ADHD experienced a reduction of symptoms after spending time outdoors
  • Fresh air- Indoor air is often up to 70 times more contaminated than outdoor air. 
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