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April 2017

Vera French celebrates Mental Health Month

"...Vera French Foundation is excited to announce its plans to celebrate May is Mental Health Awareness Month.... (featuring) themed weeks to promote awareness and stigma reduction surrounding mental illness..."
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March 2017

Vera French Community Mental Health Center to celebrate completion of new 15 bed Residential Care facility

"...Vera French CEO, Richard K. Whitaker, Ph.D., sees Sheridan Springs as an important step away from institutionalization and toward more community-based care..."
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January 2017

Vera French Community Mental Health Center welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

"...With over 20 years in clinical and administrative leadership positions in healthcare organizations in Nebraska and then Indiana, Dr. Whitaker brings a wealth of experience to the CEO position..."
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Vera French Community Mental Health Center appoints new Chief Operating Officer

"...Vera French Community Mental Health Center is pleased to announce that Denise Beenk, LISW has been appointed to Chief Operating Officer..."
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May 2016

Vera French breaks ground on new facility

In May, Vera French broke ground on its new building—one of two new 15-bed mental health facilities Vera French plans to open in 2017. A second 15-bed facility will be built.
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April 2016

Pleasant Valley School Community School District has mental health professionals in schools

Vera French mental health representatives have been in Pleasant Valley schools for about 10 years. Starting this school year, the program has expanded. They now have mental health professionals in the junior high and high schools.
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