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American Unhappiness Index

According to a recent Gallup survey that measured the well-being of people in every state, nearly one in five Americans takes a daily drug to alter mood and help him- or herself relax. This drug use stems from feelings of unhappiness that vary across state lines, with people in some states feeling less happy than […]

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Where To Look For Help

Those turning to self-help books to help themselves deal with unhappy feelings and thoughts are often advised to conjure up positive images. However, research shows that, when we are anxious or stressed, our minds are scarcely able to suppress negative thoughts. Instead, it helps to enlist the help of other people, including a friend or […]

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Yoga Services

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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Marie Mortensen, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga facilitator, is now offering services at 6 locations of Plains Area.  Below is an article and a video explaining her services. Your Health Matters: Yoga as Trauma Therapy Specialized yoga used to treat trauma  

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Crisis Home Program Director

Crisis Home Program Director   Plains Area Mental Health, Inc. is seeking a full time Crisis Home Program Director for our new Crisis Residential Stabilization Center and Transition Home (aka, Crisis Home) to serve the Rolling Hills Community Services Region, located in Sac City, Iowa.   The Crisis Home Program Director, working with the executive […]

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Receptionist/Administrative Support Position

Plains Area Mental Health Center is currently seeking a fulltime 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.  Plains Area offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. The application can be found at www.plainsareamentalhealth.org Submit […]

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Symptoms of Depression

One of the most important facts that people should know about depression is that it is one of the most common mental disorders in this country. Yet, as widespread as it is, many people still incorrectly categorize it as mere “sadness.” However, symptoms of depression actually reach quite a bit further than feeling sad. Depressed […]

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How do you respond to Adversity

Many aspects of our lives are shaped by events that are outside our control. While some of us are able to “roll with the punches,” others are knocked out by them. Resilience is a characteristic of those in the first category, which can be cultivated with experience. Along these lines, it helps to recognize that […]

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Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Due to service expansion, Plains Area Mental Health, Inc., a not for profit community mental health center in Northwest Iowa, seeks an Iowa License (or License eligible) Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  Position may be part or full-time and will be responsible for assessing, diagnosing, developing plans of care and prescribing medications to clients as […]

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Pyschotherapist

LICENSED INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORKER FULL OR PART TIME POSITIONS Plains Area Mental Health Center has openings for full or part time, Licensed Independent Level Social Worker(s) to do outpatient counseling in our Carroll, Cherokee, Ida Grove, Le Mars and/or Storm Lake, Iowa offices. Plains Area is an approved site for NHSC.  Competitive salary and excellent […]

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