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School Shootings and Mental Health

School Shootings and Mental Health

Our country has, once again, been devastated by a violent attack on innocent people.  On Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was the scene of a brutal assault where 17 students and teachers were killed, and 14 others injured.  This

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Myth Busters

Myth Busters

Myth Busters Presentation on February 9 to Alvernia University with Amber Hedemann, MA, CDP, Clinical Liaison, and Lisa Schwartz, BS, CDP, Community Liaison.

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NAMI of Berks County Seeks New Executive Director

NAMI of Berks County Seeks New Executive Director

Part time Berks NAMI Executive Director (20 hours/week) NAMI Mission: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families. NAMI Berks champions justice, dignity,

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Haven Has Heart

Haven Has Heart

To recognize Heart Month, Haven is showing how having a “heart for your community” helps patients and their families. Our team of clinical professionals, physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, behavioral health technicians, department directors and administration support put the heart into in providing care to our patients, support to

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Haven’s CEO on Berks Community Television

Haven's CEO on Berks Community Television

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Scheffler, MSW, was recently interviewed on the Berks Community Television’s Talking Mental Health. Click here to see the interview.

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Richard Gardner Takes NAMI Berks County Board Lead

Richard Gardner Takes NAMI Berks County Board Lead

Richard Gardner recently took the helm of the Berks County Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with the goal of positively affecting the community by encouraging more open communication about mental illness. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder approximately 15 years ago, Richard has a vested

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Haven Creates Uniquely Themed Holiday Tree

Haven Creates Uniquely Themed Holiday Tree

Trees decorated for the holidays can bring delight, joy and sweet memories. We believe they also can shine brightly with calming and coping strategies for the season. Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania has created a unique display for the Berks Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for

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Haven Supports Local Charity

Haven Supports Local Charity

Members of Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania’s leadership team recently attended the 90th anniversary of the Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Charity Ball.  The Crystal Celebration, hosted by St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, drew close to 400 attendees. Proceeds from this event support the ongoing patient

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Haven Announces In-Network Status with HealthChoices Chester County

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Haven Offers Support for Bipolar and Personality Disorders

Haven Offers Support for Bipolar and Personality Disorders

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Eastern Pennsylvania and the Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance (GRMHA) are joining forces to provide assistance and support for adults in the community with behavioral health challenges. Facilitated by Amber Hedemann, MA, CDP, Clinical Liaison at Haven, this new Self-Knowledge Support Group is

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