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CHILDREN OF DEPRESSED PARENTS

When one or both parents are depressed, the entire family can be affected. According to a 30-year study of families at risk for depression, the offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, death, and serious disease that extends into middle age. The study assessed the health of the offspring of depressed parents […]

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IT’S COMPLICATED

In literature, there is mention of grief so severe that people died of a “broken heart,” which is a term that has great romantic appeal. Today, this expression is considered passé. Instead, psychologists speak of “complicated grief” (or “traumatic grief”), which goes beyond the grief that people normally feel. It may involve intense yearning for […]

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MEDICAL CONDITIONS LINKED WITH DEPRESSION

There are a number of chronic medical conditions that may be accompanied by depression. While the incidence of depression in the general population ranges from 10 to 15 percent, depression occurs in about 20 to 30 percent of heart-attack (and other cardiac-event) patients and in about 25 percent of stroke patients. As many as half […]

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HIGHER SUICIDE RATES

An alarming report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the suicide rate in this country has risen nearly steadily between 1999 and 2014. While the groups with the greatest percentage of increases are girls aged 10-14 and men aged 45-64 years of age, suicide is now one of […]

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RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT POSITION

Plains Area Mental Health Center is currently seeking a full-time receptionist for our Denison office. This position requires an organized, detail oriented, motivated, friendly person to handle a busy front desk.   Medical office experience and computer skills are required. Bilingual ability a plus.  Plains Area offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. The application can be […]

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Psychotherapists/Medical Clinic-Based Behavioral Health Specialists

Plains Area Mental Health has openings for full or part-time Psychotherapists (LISW, LMHC, LMSW, LMFT) to work as Medical Clinic-Based Behavioral Health Specialists. The Medical Clinic-Based Behavioral Health Specialists must possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health or a related field.  Candidate must be outgoing, personable, and able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients […]

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School-Based Psychotherapists

Plains Area Mental Health has openings for full or part-time Psychotherapists (LISW, LMHC, LMSW, LMFT) to work as School-Based Psychotherapists. The School-Based Psychotherapists must possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, School-Based Mental Health or a related field.  Candidate must be outgoing, personable, and able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and families as […]

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Chief Program Officer-Clinical Services

Job Title: Chief Program Officer – Clinical Services Department: Clinical Services Reports To: Executive Director This Executive Team position is responsible for optimal utilization of the clinical continuum of care by developing and maintaining exceptional clinical programs and referral relations. Develop, plan and implement strategies for program continuation and growth and the adherence to quality […]

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