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Nurse Integrated Health Services (IHS)

Plains Area Mental Health Center is seeking a full-time IHS Nurse based out of the Carroll or Denison, IA, office to provide services to members in Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Sac, and Ida Counties for Integrated Health Services. IHS is a model of healthcare delivery that utilizes a patient-centered holistic approach to care coordination for […]

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Care Coordinator – Integrated Health Services

Plains Area Mental Health Center is seeking a Care Coordinator based out of the Carroll or Denison IA, office to provide services to members in Carroll, Crawford and surrounding counties. 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 […]

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A WEIGHTY MATTER

Stress is unhealthy for mind and body. When we experience stress or trauma, our bodies release a hormone called “cortisol.” Normally, levels of this “stress hormone” are highest in the morning and decrease as the day goes on. However, those who experience chronic stress and/or have a history of trauma have smaller declines in their […]

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PREVENTING DEPRESSION RELAPSE

As effective as antidepressant medications and talk therapy may be, an estimated 50 to 80 percent of people suffering from depression experience repeated bouts of depression without ongoing treatment. However, new research suggests that a hybrid form of psychotherapy, known as “mindfulness-based cognitive therapy” (MBCT), can be used to effectively lower the risk of depression […]

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