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Are All Four Needed?

February 11, 2015

Are Four State Mental Health Institutes Needed in Iowa? Governor Branstad proposed several weeks ago the closure of two of the four state regional Mental Health Institutes. He cites the cost inefficiencies of the MHI’s and proposes the expansion of community based services. Compared to how private organizations, like Hillcrest Family Services, operate our mental […]

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Meditation

February 5, 2015

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation?  Research shows that individuals who meditate regularly are happier and calmer.  We could all use more of that!  How to get started?  Here are some tips for starting a medication practice. 1. Create a special place for meditation; the atmosphere will help still the mind. 2. Choose a time […]

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