Posts by lyonsk

Prairie View promotes staff

Newton, Kan. (August 13, 2019) – Prairie View announces the promotions of Georgia Berning, Jill Cartwright, RN, Amber Peterson and Stefanie Roth, RN. After serving as a financial counselor at Prairie View since the fall of 2017, Berning now serves as Patient Service Coordinator. Her primary responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating daily admissions and scheduling…

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Don’t Be Afraid

When our family lived in Kansas City, my mother once asked me, “Aren’t you afraid?” Her farm seemed so different than our busy inner-city street. “It’s just so noisy. How can you sleep?” And I had to think in my mind, “How do you sleep, Mother, in the absolute silence of a star-lit country night?”…

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Soriano Joins Prairie View Clinical Staff

Newton, Kan. (August 9, 2019) – Justin Soriano joins the Prairie View clinical staff as a Licensed Master Social Worker and Temporary-Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor. He provides inpatient and outpatient substance use treatment for clients ages 12+ at Prairie View’s Newton office, located at 1901 E. First St. Additional treatment specialties include anxiety, PTSD and…

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Salsbery Joins Prairie View Clinical Staff

NEWTON, Kan. (August 8, 2019) – Prairie View has hired Karen M. Salsbery, CSJ, MDiv, LMSW, to provide outpatient therapy to adults and older adults ages 18 to 65 at its Newton office, located at 1901 E. First St. Salsbery will also serve clients three days a week at The Resiliency Center by Safehope, located…

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Honoring Hoarding Disorder

It wasn’t a fire, actually. The newspapers, stacked tightly, had been shoved against a floor furnace. They didn’t burn; they smoldered. Cause of death: smoke inhalation. This shouldn’t have happened. Friends and family had loved the dear woman who suffered. Many knew of her hoarding but didn’t know what to say or how to help.…

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Water of Life: Genesis 1 and 2

Story 1:  We traveled nearly 2000 miles in early May, from Kansas to Illinois, to Indiana, to Ohio, and back again.  It was 10 days of thunderstorms, showers, blustery wind, cloudiness, and driving in windshield wiper mania! Everywhere we went, the creeks and rivers were swollen, puddles filled every rut, and we shivered with temperatures…

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Waking Up To Life

If You Are An Attempt Survivor For every one person that dies by suicide, 280 people think seriously about suicide but do not die. Recovery is possible, but it will take time to heal both physically and emotionally. Follow these recommendations from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Find an activity you enjoy. Self-care is important…

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Understanding the Warning Signs of Suicide

While suicide may be uncomfortable to discuss, recent information disclosed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes it evident that there needs to be ongoing and increased dialogue about suicide. In June 2018, the CDC released findings that showed that the overall rate of suicide in the United States increased 25.4 percent…

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North Newton Community Foundation Impact Fund awards Prairie View $1,000 grant

Newton, Kan. (July 11, 2019) – Prairie View is pleased to announce that it has received a $1,000 grant from the North Newton Community Foundation Impact Fund through North Newton Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds for providing additional support of Prairie View clinical staff to provide…

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A Fish Story: Revisiting the Book of Jonah

Late in May this year, I was teaching Vacation Bible School at our congregation to fifth and sixth graders.  All 11 were typical squirmy, spontaneous, goofy, yet endearing students whose energy was ever present. One of the week’s lessons was the book of Jonah where we correctly discerned there was no whale, just a “great…

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