Visiting your doctor during COVID-19 is safe

Have you been putting off your routine doctor’s appointments due to the pandemic?  When the country shut down in March 2020 for quarantine, most normal business stopped. Everything that wasn’t pandemic related took a back seat so that all efforts could be focused on stopping the spread of the virus. As a result, many appointments [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

Covid-19 – What are some common emotional reactions?

Everyone who experiences a disaster like the coronavirus pandemic is affected in some way. Grief and stress are common. Fortunately, most people are resilient, and we can draw on our individual and collective resilience to get through this pandemic together. One important step in dealing with the stress that comes with the pandemic is recognizing [...]

August 14th, 2020|

Tri-County to Serve as Part of Statewide Crisis Counseling Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Mental Health was awarded a grant to provide behavioral health services to those who are emotionally troubled by the pandemic and Tri-County Mental Health Services has been selected as one of the more than 20 partner agencies throughout the state of Missouri. Olivia Booher, Tri-County's Director [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

Services to be offered via phone and telehealth

The CEO of Tri-County Mental Health Services distributed a video today explaining how COVID-19 has affected the face-to-face personal services of the offices at Tri-County. Please view the video message here: https://youtu.be/0u8gBbZJ_uU After today, Monday, March 23 all non-urgent mental health services will be conducted via the telephone or telehealth. To find out about services [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

Combatting Isolation and Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing and Self-Imposed Quarantines – by Tom Petrizzo, CEO, Tri-County Mental Health Services

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” ― Honoré de Balzac A colleague of mine said recently “technology is the great false god of connectedness.”  We are learning now that even with smart phones and tablets, we are more isolated than ever before.  And loneliness is on the rise contributing [...]

March 19th, 2020|

Service Availability During Public Health Crisis – Updated March 20, 2020

Due to the public health emergency, Tri-County Mental Health Services will be limiting its services. We stand ready to support our communities’ behavioral health needs. Starting Monday March 23, 2020, we will no longer have in person appointments until further notice. We will continue to provide services and appointments by phone or telehealth. Our phone lines will remain open! Please call us [...]

March 17th, 2020|

Don’t Let Social Distancing Affect Your Mental Health

Don’t Let "Social Distancing" Affect Your Mental Health, By Tom Petizzo, CEO, Tri-County Mental Health Services The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting all of us, even those without fevers or coughs. If you are worried about whether the grocery store is going to have the items you need or if you are are staying home instead [...]

March 15th, 2020|
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