Quality, Accessible, and Comprehensive Mental Health Care

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February 2016

The Vera French Foundation is excited to bring a week of activities called “Through My Eyes” to the Quad Cities to promote awareness, help to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, fundraise for the extremely important programs offered by Vera French and bring a new way of looking at mental illness.

Sponsored By:

Title Sponsor Genesis Health System

February 17, 2016 A Journey through Schizophrenia, Homelessness and Recovery

Motivational speakers and authors of Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery, Bethany Yeiser and her mom, Karen Yeiser, author of Flight from Reason: A Mother’s Story of Schizophrenia, Recovery and Hope 

Bettendorf High School Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.

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February 19, 2016 -  Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Continuing education workshop to promote understanding the nature, causes, life course, and management of ADHD.

Genesis Adler Health Education Center

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February 20, 2016- Keynote inspirational speaker - J.R. Martinez

J.R. Martinez will present the keynote speech for Through My Eyes inspiring us to be proud of who we are and to recognize that every single person has worth and should be accepted.

Bettendorf High School Performing Arts Center 7:00 p.m.

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February 20, 2016 - VIP Meet and Greet Reception for J.R. Martinez

Hotel Blackhawk 8:30 p.m.               

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