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Archive for February 2019

Corn Cakes and President’s Day

Happy President’s Day! As I was contemplating a subject and recipe for this week, I did a little research on what the two Presidents who have birthdays this month may have eaten in their day. Though the presidencies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were over 70 years apart, they did share a common love…

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Prairie View Goes Fishing

I grew up in Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” where fishing is simply ordinary. Every kid (at least in my generation) learned how to use a long pole and then a rod and reel to catch fish. One of my favorite memories was when my farmer father declared that the spring rain made it…

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Prairie View Celebrates 65 Years with Dinner, Global Mental Health Advocate

Newton, Kan. (January 29, 2019) – “Prairie View Hospital at Newton, Kansas is the newest mental hospital facility and the third of the MCC,” begins a description of Prairie View in the July 1954 issue of Mennonite Life. Sixty-five years later, Prairie View is celebrating a milestone in ministry by inviting the public to hear…

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Training and Recruiting Licensed Psychologists

Prairie View plays a significant role in training many psychologists by providing an APA-accredited internship. We offer incredibly diverse, quality training for our interns. Each winter, prospective interns participate in a national match process wherein they compete for internships with other students from universities all over the country. Once they are matched and start training…

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Fransen Family Foundation grant to connect Prairie View, clergy

Newton, Kan. (February 13, 2019) – Prairie View is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Fransen Family Foundation. The funds will be used to expand the chaplaincy program to enhance and strengthen the partnership with the Mennonite Church. “The vision of Prairie View is to be the intersection between pastors, denominational offices and…

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Social Anxiety Disorder: When Normal Experiences Become Abnormal

We’ve all had experiences that made us nervous: that time you were forced to speak in front of a group of peers; that time you were unexpectedly called on to give an answer despite purposely averting your gaze; that embarrassing time when you stumbled over a crack in the sidewalk and your first instinct was…

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Jessica C. Griffith, LMSW

Jessica C. Griffith, LMSW

Location McPherson Treatment Specialties Anger management Geriatric issues Gender issues Marital issues OCD Anxiety Sexual abuse ADHD Bereavement PTSD Spouse/Partner abuse Stress reduction Provides individual and family outpatient therapy to individuals 11 years of age and older

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Griffith Joins Prairie View-McPherson Clinical Staff

NEWTON, Kan. (February 11, 2019) – Prairie View welcomes Jessica C. Griffith, LMSW, to its clinical staff. Griffith is a licensed master social worker and provides individual and family outpatient therapy to individuals 11 years of age and older at Prairie View’s McPherson office, located at 1102 Hospital Drive. “Seeking peaceful and ethical work has…

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The Health of Our Hearts

Happy American Heart Month! February not only brings us Valentine’s Day, but a time to focus on the health of our hearts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and studies show that children as young as 10, may show the beginning signs of the disease with the appearance of…

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Early intervention key to collaborative project funded by the Hillsboro Community Foundation

Newton, Kan. (February 11, 2019) – Prairie View is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation-Hillsboro Fund funded through the Hillsboro Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. In partnership with the Hillsboro Police Department, Prairie View will work on incorporating mental health advocacy and awareness…

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