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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE SUPPORT

Plains Area Mental Health is currently seeking a full-time administrative office support staff in our Le Mars office. This position requires an organized, detail oriented, motivated, person to provide data tracking, claim follow up and insurance verification. EMR knowledge and insurance experience required. Plains Area offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. Submit application found at […]

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THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

Holding a grudge often leads to stress, anger, and revenge fantasies that only serve to increase blood pressure, heart disorders, anxiety, depression, and compensatory habits (such as over-eating) that are undertaken in attempts to escape the pain. By forgiving those who have hurt us, we can help ourselves to better physical and mental outcomes. However, […]

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SHAKEN TO THE CORE

New research suggests that trauma may be linked with a higher risk of developing heart disease, especially among post-menopausal women. According to the study, women who experienced three traumatic events in their lifetimes had poorer heart function than those who had fewer traumatic experiences. More specifically, researchers found that the “endothelial function” (the layer of […]

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EXCESSIVE DAYDREAMING

We are all prone to daydreaming when our immediate surroundings or activity invite us to take momentary refuge in our own fanciful thoughts as a means of escape. While daydreaming can be a useful activity that fosters imagination, excessive daydreaming can interfere with normal functioning or ability to relate to others. The term “maladaptive daydreaming” […]

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IN A PANIC

“Panic disorder” affects two to three percent of the U.S. population annually, with women being twice as likely to be affected as men. Individuals with this disorder experience a racing heart, an inability to think clearly, and sweating for no obvious reason. Because these attacks occur spontaneously, those affected live in fear that they may […]

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GENDER-SPECIFIC APPROACH TO THERAPY

As one might imagine, a recent study of how men and women approach therapy reveals that women like psychotherapy more than men do. Researchers also noted that men were more apt to join support groups than women were. Perhaps this is due to the notion that women place high emphasis on sharing emotion, while men […]

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REGISTERED NURSE

Plains Area Mental Health Center in LeMars is seeking a full time registered nurse to provide assistance to our psychiatric staff in a busy mental health clinic. Position is based in the Le Mars office with some travel to our Cherokee office. Monday – Friday day time hours. Duties include med refills, patient medication assistance […]

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School Based Mental Health Specialist

The Denison office of Plains Area Mental Health, Inc. is seeking a full time Master level Mental Health professional to provide consultation, education, evaluation, and monitoring of identified children and families in partnership with Crawford County and Denison Community Schools. Requires a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field, licensed or willing to […]

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