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Care Coordinator

Plains Area Mental Health Center is seeking a Care Coordinator in our Storm Lake or Cherokee office to provide services to Integrated Health Services 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 […]

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IHS Administrative Assistant

Plains Area Mental Health Center is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant for our Integrated Health Services (IHS) program based in Cherokee, IA. This position requires an organized, detail oriented person with the ability to multi-task and provide support to the IHS Director and multiple IHS Teams. Computer skills including use of Excel a must. […]

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CAREGIVING SITUATION

When providing care for loved ones with progressive diseases such as Alzheimer’s, caregivers are faced with important decisions that can lead to feelings of frustration, helplessness, depression, and anxiety. While it is normal to experience occasional stress associated with supervising a loved one, stress can become so overwhelming that the health of the caregiver becomes […]

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RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT POSITION

Plains Area Mental Health 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 preferred, computer skills required. Bilingual ability a plus. Plains Area offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. The application can be found at […]

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UNSHACKLING THE HANDS OF TIME

While nearly everyone looks forward to retirement, many older men, in particular, find the transition anxiety-provoking. As these seniors shift from heavy work timetables to free schedules, some find they simply have too much time on their hands. This dramatic shift may trigger anxiety as they feel they have lost their purpose and focus. Instead […]

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SITUATIONAL DEPRESSION

It is important to differentiate “situational depression” from “clinical depression.” While situational depression occurs as a result of a traumatic event or a change in one’s life, clinical depression (or “major depression”) is more severe. Situational depression, which can be triggered by divorce, job loss, the death of a close friend, and other life-changing events, […]

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ADHD LINKED WITH DEPRESSION

“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (ADHD), a brain disorder that can be diagnosed in children from 3-6 years of age, is characterized by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. The CDC reports that approximately 11% of American children aged 4-17 years live with ADHD, while the Anxiety and Depression […]

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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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