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SENIOR CONCERNS

While there have been recent indications that people over age 65 generally are happier and less anxious than younger adults, the prevalence of mental illness among seniors may be higher than previously thought. According to one study that examined the mental well-being of 3,100 individuals between ages 65 and 85, one third of the study’s […]

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THE MORNING ADVANTAGE

If you believe that “timing is everything,” there is new research that may further solidify your ideas on the matter. According to a new study, patients may be most receptive to treatment that helps them overcome their fears and anxiety if they schedule their psychotherapy appointments for the morning. This is due, in part, to […]

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Nurse Care Manager- Integrated Health Services

Plains Area Mental Health Center is seeking to fill one full-time Nurse position based out of the Carroll, IA Office to provide services to members in Carroll County and other surrounding counties. Integrated Health Services is a model of healthcare delivery that utilizes a patient-centered holistic approach to coordination of care for Medicaid eligible children […]

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Care Coordinator

  Plains Area Mental Health Center is seeking a Care Coordinator based out of the Cherokee, IA office to provide services to members primarily in Cherokee, Buena Vista and Ida counties. IHS is a model of healthcare delivery that utilizes a patient-centered holistic approach to coordination of care for the Medicaid eligible mental health population. […]

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Therapy for Men

Traditionally, men have largely regarded themselves as problem-solvers who do not need outside assistance in resolving their emotional and mental issues. However, many men are increasingly coming to realize that their mental health merits as much professional attention as their physical health does. Whether men are dealing with a mental or physical problem, it never […]

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Exposure Therapy

“Exposure therapy” is commonly employed to help people with phobias get over their fears. A “phobia” is an extreme or irrational fear of something that brings on anxiety and an aversion to facing the feared object or situation. In some cases, the anxiety can be so severe that the phobia prevents those affected from carrying […]

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Crisis Stabilization Home Staff

Plains Area Mental Health Center is currently seeking part time and PRN Crisis Home Staff based out of our Crisis Home in Sac City to provide skill building, stabilization, and crisis intervention services to individuals in a state of mental health crisis. This position requires a LPN, RN, EMT, police officer and or experience working with […]

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