Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.Offering Hope...
Behavioral Health Services for the Kansas City Northland community. Prevention, assessment and treatment services for individuals and families throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties
here's the latest information from Tri-County Mental Health Services. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call on my direct line at (816) 877-0468.



Tom Petrizzo, Tri-County CEO


Annual Banquet Brings Awards, Insight and Emotion

The 2014 Tri-County Mental Health Services Annual Banquet was a mix of well-earned honors, updates on mental health services and a sometimes heart-wrenching tale of tragedy and compassion (with photos). Read More.

Employee of the Year Leads Program with Big Impact

Sharon Wright's Employee of the Year recognition symbolizes an important team success bringing care to the "whole person." Read More.

Mental Health Liaison Bridging a Critical Gap

Tri-County's Mental Health Liaison Peggy Gorenflo is expanding her efforts to improve contacts between people with a mental illness and law enforcement. Read More.

New Development Director Brings Experience to Tri-County

Jon Wilson joined Tri-County following more than a decade with the Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America. Not surprisingly, he's ready for just about anything. Read More.

Health Care Foundation Supports Tri-County Program

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City has provided a $175,000 to help uninsured children and adults. Read More.

Press Conference Announces Partnership with Schools, Crime Stoppers

The Kansas City Crime Stoppers and Northland Safe Schools Task Force recently hosted a press conference to announce their partnership to facilitate and expand their nationally recognized Text-a-Tip program. Read More.

Safe Drug Disposal Sept. 27

Tri-County is supporting efforts for safe return of old or unused pharmaceuticals at a special event Sept. 27. Read More.

Older Adult Efforts Expand

Older Adult Services continue to expand presentations in Clay, Platte and Ray counties, with topics ranging from avoiding falls to examining how to stay engaged while you age. Read More.

Effort to Reduce Underage Use of Tobacco Gets $130,000 Boost

Tri-County's prevention efforts to reduce underage tobacco use have received some important financial support. Read More.

Safe Driving Earns Support, Honors

Tri-County's efforts with the region's Destination Safe project recently earned support and recognition. Read More.

Heart and Sole 5K Scheduled for Oct. 11

The third annual Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Oct. 11. Funds raised by this fun event help provide mental health services for young people and families in need. For more information or to sign up, visit www.tri-countyheartandsole5k.org.



Meetings at TCMHS

Family Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month in the meeting room of Tri-County's offices. Monthly speakers on relevant topics.

NAMI Family Support Group: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month in the lobby conference room, Tri-County Mental Health Services.

Tri-County Board of Directors: 4:30 p.m., the fourth Monday of each month, Room 140, Tri-County offices.

Aging and Mental Health Coalition of Kansas City North: 2:30-3:30 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month, second floor conference room, Tri-County. Especially focused to offer speakers and information for service providers and those interested in the older adult community of the Northland.

Tri-County Older Adult Services provides free screening, presentations and other services. For more information, contact Emily Roper-Parsons at (816) 468-0400 or e-mail emilyrp@tri-countymhs.org.

The Northland Coalition and its affiliate community chapters sponsored by Tri-County Mental Health meet monthly throughout the area. The parent group Northland Coalition meets at 11:30 am on the third Wednesday of each month in the second floor conference room of Tri-County. Individual community groups meet in locations throughout Clay, Platte and Ray counties. To become involved in your local prevention efforts, please contact Laura Bruce at (816) 877-0498. Meetings generally not held in July and December.

More Tri-County meeting and support group news is always available at www.tri-countymhs.org/news/events.html as well as our news page www.tri-countymhs.org/news/articles.html.


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