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Physical health, mental health… but what about your digital health?

Last year, CBS’s 60 Minutes spotlighted a growing problem among all of us. How much time we spend staring at screens – phones, computers, TVs, tablets, etc. Here at Tri-County Mental Health, our staff and consumers face the same challenges. But the question is: Can this be categorized as a true addiction or simply an [...]

February 8th, 2019|

Tri-County Mental Health Receives $52,000 Grant from the Health Forward Foundation

News Release - Tri-County Mental Health Services was awarded a $52,000 grant for the Health Care Home program from the Health Forward Foundation, formerly the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The foundation received 46 grant applications and Tri-County Mental Health was the fourth largest of the 13 selected in November of 2018. Tri-County’s program [...]

February 5th, 2019|

Tri-County Mental Health Services and the Northland Coalition will Host Annual Northland Prevention Conference

News Release — Tri-County Mental Health Services and the Northland Coalition will host the annual Northland Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Registration is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. Two keynote speakers will present at the Northland Prevention Conference. Pete Hall, international speaker, [...]

February 5th, 2019|

Why is a Crisis Intervention Team needed in our communities?

Many individuals with mental illness should be getting treatment, not jail. CIT stands for “Crisis Intervention Team” and refers to a collaborative effort between law enforcement and the mental health community. In part, it helps educate law enforcement about treatment for individuals with mental illness and provides them the skills to do their job more [...]

November 1st, 2018|

Keep Them Safe, Clean Them Out, Take Them Back – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 27

The Northland Coalition, with the support of Tri-County Mental Health Services, has partnered with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), law enforcement agencies and other communities across the country to encourage the responsible disposal of prescriptions. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27 is specially designated to focus on reminding anyone who uses prescription [...]

October 17th, 2018|

Tri-County Mental Health partners with Kansas City Moms Blog on suicide message

Last month during Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Tri-County Mental Health partnered with a popular local website called Kansas City Moms Blog to help share critical information to parents about what they can say and do to help their children struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide. The post received tremendous response from the online [...]

October 11th, 2018|

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Tri-County is working to post on social media, host events and collaborate throughout the month in an effort to share suicide prevention resources, stories and partnerships to help reduce the stigma and encourage prevention.       Please see list of resources here: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 [...]

September 7th, 2018|

 Tri-County Increases Suicide Prevention with Zero Suicide Approach

After hearing about the success of the Zero Suicide approach – a comprehensive program developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Tri-County Mental Health Services adopted the program last year. The goal was to: save more lives using a consistent, proven method After only about 18 [...]

July 30th, 2018|

Former Washington Post Reporter to Speak at Tri-County Banquet

NEWS RELEASE - Former Washington Post reporter and author, Pete Earley, to speak at Tri-County Mental Health Services Annual Banquet and Fundraiser KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 28th Annual Tri-County Mental Health Services Banquet and Fundraiser will feature keynote speaker and former Washington Post reporter and author, Pete Earley, who will address the state of mental health in [...]

July 26th, 2018|