Category: News

Living Local | Mental Health Conference

The National Institute of Mental Health reports one in five US adults and one in six children deals with mental illness. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is a time to raise awareness and to help reduce the stigma that so many experience. Vera French Community Mental Health Center honoring…

Read More

LivingLocal | MST

Vera French Community Health Center’s Dr. Rich Whitaker was with us today to talk about their program that’s aimed at trying to reduce crimes committed by young people. For more information visit   Watch the interview here!

Read More

WHBF | Getting Over the Winter Blues

Local 4 This Morning hosted Rich Whitaker, CEO of the Vera French Mental Health Center in Davenport, on Thursday, Feb. 3. He spoke about seasonal affective disorder (commonly known as “winter blues”) and how to overcome it. Whitaker told us that sunlight is key to our mental health. When days are…

Read More

Living Local | Mental Health & Maintaining Employment

A recent study by Mental Health America shows 19% of adults deal with a mental illness. That’s equivalent to more than 47 million Americans, many of whom face concerns their mental illness could negatively impact their employment. Dr. Rich K Whitaker stopped by to share details about Vera French Community…

Read More

WHBF | Prioritizing Mental Health During Holidays

Experts: Here’s how to prioritize your mental health this Christmas Watch the segment here.  Holiday cheer and anticipation can take a toll on mental health for those not feeling so festive. Anxiety and depression can be directly associated with the Christmas blues among kids and adults. Additionally,…

Read More

Site designed by Twin State Technical Services.

Due to lower levels of COVID-19, masks are optional for most visitors to Vera French locations. Read more here.