Category: News

WHBF | Here’s how to combat the winter blues

Your mental health can change along with the seasons. Millions of Americans are impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder – or S.A.D. — every year according to Medline Plus. It’s a kind of depression related to changes in seasons that a lot of people don’t know they have. Seasonal Affective Disorder…

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KWQC | Magnifying Pathways Ep. 5: Mental Health

 On episode 5 of Magnifying Pathways, panelist talk mental health and ways to seek help. Watch the video here. Panelist: · Marci Zogg, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way Quad Cities · Angela Gallagher, Executive Director of NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley · Richard Whitaker, CEO of…

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Local 4 News | Bullying in Schools

An incident at a Quad-City elementary school has brought a potential threat into focus. Parents from Bridgeview Elementary School in LeClaire said their son and three of his classmates were threatened by another student last Wednesday, and they believe the school didn’t respond to the threat to the…

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LivingLocal | Vera French Anniversary

For decades, Vera French Community Mental Health Center has offered advanced mental health services to the Quad Cities for decades. CEO Dr. Rich Whitaker stopped by today to invite us to celebrate one of the group’s major milestones. For more information visit www.verafrenchmhc.org. Watch the full…

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LivingLocal | Suicide Warning Signs

Each year, millions of people think about attempting suicide and experts believe those numbers will be higher when new data is released. Here with us to tackle this difficult subject is Vera French CEO Dr. Rich Whitaker. Watch the video here!

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KWQC | Back-to-School Anxiety

Back to school time can be exciting for students as they reunite with friends and start a new grade, but for kids who struggle with anxiety, depression, or change, it can be a stressful time. TV6 spoke with mental health professionals on how parents can help their kids deal with back-to-school anxiety.…

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LivingLocal | Mental Health Help

After the year we’ve had, there’s an even greater need for mental health services– for people of all ages. Especially as we try to navigate toward normal again. Vera French has many therapies to help people manage. Watch the video here!

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