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DO YOU CONSTANTLY WORRY?

While it is quite normal to feel anxious on occasion, it is not healthy to worry constantly. If you find yourself in certain situations (or even think about certain circumstances) that make you fearful, nervous, or anxious, you may have an “anxiety disorder.” This term refers to a group of mental conditions in which a […]

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Outreach Worker

Plains Area Mental Health Center is currently seeking a full-time Outreach Worker based out of our Carroll or Denison Office to provide supportive services, skill building, behavioral intervention, and crisis planning services to adults with a serious mental illness using community support or habilitation services. Services are provided to individuals in their homes and community […]

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FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that all pregnant women be screened for depression. The importance of this recommendation was recently underscored by a study that found that depression may be passed from mothers to daughters, in particular. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the parts […]

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ANXIOUS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH?

Anxiety disorders, which give rise to nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying, affect 40 million adults (18% of the population), making them the most common mental health concern in this country. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans. It […]

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Care Coordinator

Plains Area Mental Health Center is seeking a Care Coordinator in our Le Mars or Cherokee office to provide services to members. 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. The Care Coordinator is responsible for making and tracking […]

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WHAT’S YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS?

Most people generally assume that their lives will be happy if they are in a relationship. While this is often true, the level of satisfaction with the relationship also influences happiness. With this in mind, it may surprise you to learn that middle-aged adults who are unhappy in their relationships are more likely to have […]

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