A counseling center in Dundee offers mental health services to Amish and other Plain people
August 15, 2023
If you treat a Plain community person, you’re treating a community. This phrase resonated with Dennis Keim after he heard it during a cultural competency training on treating Plain people, which include Christian groups such as Amish or conservative Mennonites, at SpringHaven Counseling Center in Dundee, Ohio. Plain people are characterized by separation from the world and simple living, including plain dressing and limited technology.
Keim is Amish. He works at the mental health facility as an Amish liaison — someone who connects Plain people to mental health services.
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