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Archive for June 2015

Know the Signs: June is National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

On May 25, Americans honored those who had served in uniform by observing Memorial Day. Across the country many Americans reflected on the sacrifices veterans have made to preserve freedoms overseas and to protect the defenseless abroad. By designating June as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for…

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Prairie View Caregiver Group meets July 21 in west Wichita

NEWTON, Kan. (June 24, 2015) – “Using Music to Improve Quality of Life” is the topic for the next West Wichita Caregiver Group, which will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 in the conference room at Prairie View’s Reflection Ridge office, 7570 W. 21st St. N., Suite 1026-D, Wichita, Kansas. Admission is…

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Prairie View licensed family therapist elected VP of state board

NEWTON, Kan. (June 24, 2015) – Prairie View’s Mary Hotze has been elected vice president of the board of the Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. A licensed clinical marriage and family therapist and registered play therapist supervisor, Hotze works at Prairie View’s east Wichita office. The organization promotes and nurtures infant…

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Medications is topic for July Parkinson's group

NEWTON, Kan. (June 22, 2015) – “General Information about Common Medications Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease” is the topic for the next meeting of Prairie View’s monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. It meets from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 14 in the community room at Prairie View, 1102 Hospital Drive in McPherson, Kansas. David…

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East Wichita Caregiver Support Group set for July 7

NEWTON, Kan. (June 23, 2015) – Prairie View’s East Wichita Caregiver Support Group, open to caregivers for older adults, meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 7 at Prairie View’s Legacy Park office, 9333 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, Kansas. Marsha Siebenmorgen will present the July program on “Caregiver’s Bill of Rights.” She is…

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Harvey County Caregiver Support Group meets July 9

NEWTON, Kan. (June 22, 2015) – “Importance of Acceptance in the Caregiver Role” is the topic for the next meeting of Prairie View’s Harvey County Caregiver Support Group. Prairie View’s Joan Brubacher, a licensed specialist clinical social worker, facilitates the caregiver group. She also directs special programs for older adult services in Prairie View’s Center…

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McPherson County Caregiver Support Group meets July 6

NEWTON, Kan. (June 18, 2014) – “Caregivers’ Bill of Rights” is the topic for the next McPherson County Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Prairie View Inc. The group meets from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Monday, July 6 in the North Conference Room at Pine Village Wellness Center, 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge, Kansas. Admission is free…

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Helping those in need through commodity gifts

Wheat harvest is around the corner. Did you know that each year the American farmer not only feeds the world, but also helps those in need through commodity gifts? Any farm commodity may represent a special opportunity to transform a life by supporting those battling mental illness and addictions. Grain and livestock are the most…

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Art Therapy and Mental Health: From Darkness, a Beautiful View

Our understanding of the relationship between art and mental health is complex. Because artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Sylvia Plath committed suicide, we assume that art and mental illness are linked. When we ban books or label music as “explicit,” we treat art as potentially harmful to the mental wellbeing of ourselves or…

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West Wichita Caregiver Group to discuss creating caregiving team

NEWTON, Kan. (June 2, 2015) – The West Wichita Caregiver Group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 16 in the conference room at Prairie View’s Reflection Ridge office, 7570 W. 21st St. N., Suite 1026-D, Wichita, Kansas. Admission is free and open to the public. Jennifer Hecht, LCPC, LCAC, will lead discussion…

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