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HOW PERVASIVE IS BULLYING?

Bullying is a frequent topic of discussion, and for good reason. When researchers recently examined and interviewed 353 adolescents who visited a hospital’s emergency room for any reason, they found that half of the teens reported peer violence and nearly half also reported being victims of cyberbullying. Moreover, regardless of their primary reason for the […]

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BROKEN-HEART SYNDROME

The strong connection between the head and the heart is reflected by a study of the condition known as “takotsubo cardiomyopathy” (“broken-heart syndrome”), which has been found to be nine times more common in men than women and also a potential cause of death. Much in the way that a heart attack strikes, takotsubo cardiomyopathy […]

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Integrated Health Services-Care Coordinator

Plains Area Mental Health, Inc. is seeking a full-time Care Coordinator for the Integrated Health Services program in the Cherokee location to provide service to members in Cherokee, Buena Vista, and Ida counties. The Integrated Health Services (IHS) is a model of healthcare delivery applying the principles of patient-centered medical homes to the mental health […]

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Intake Specialist

Plains Area Mental Health, INC. has an opening for a full-time Licensed Independent Social Worker to do Client Intake Assessments as part of our Open Access Model. The ideal candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Candidate must be outgoing, personable, and able to establish personable relationships with clients and families as well as possess excellent listening, […]

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Psychotherapist

Plains Area Mental Health has openings for full or part-time Psychotherapists (LISW, LMHC, LMSW, LMFT) to do outpatient counseling in our Cherokee – Storm Lake Iowa office locations. A Psychotherapist 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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Psychotherapist

Plains Area Mental Health has openings for full or part-time Psychotherapists (LISW, LMHC, LMSW, LMFT) to do outpatient counseling in our Carroll – Denison Iowa office locations. A Psychotherapist 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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Integrated Health Services Administrative Assistant

Plains Area Mental Health, Inc. is seeking an Administrative Assistant for its Integrated Health Services (IHS) program to provide administrative support to the Integrated Health Services Director and IHS Teams located in Cherokee, Crawford, and Plymouth and Carroll Counties. The IHS Teams provide services to members in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Ida, Monona, […]

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CHALLENGING THE MALE MINDSET

With all the responsibilities and expectations that are heaped on the typical American male, it’s no wonder that many experience anxiety and depression. Yet, while data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that nearly one out of every ten American men experiences daily feelings of depression or anxiety, fewer than […]

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THE ABILITY TO BOUNCE BACK

Resilience is the inner quality that helps people bounce back from adversity instead of becoming overwhelmed or turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Fortunately, this is a learned skill that anyone can use to get through any setback. One place to start is to look for small success-or-failure opportunities such as speaking in public. Over time, […]

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HOW WORK STRESS DAMAGES HEALTH

  If you have endured a stressful day at work, you might wonder how much strain this pressure exerts on your health. To find out, the American Psychological Association conducted its “Stress in America” survey. It found that, while money is the primary cause of stress in the United States, stress at work comes in […]

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